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Walk With UsMaureen Crowley Heil

It's no secret that the pandemic has wreaked havoc with everyone's plans over the last few years. Included on that long list, for those of us in The Pontifical Mission Societies (TPMS) ministry, ...

Extending a Missionary Welcome Maureen Crowley Heil

While visiting Pontifical Mission Societies (TPMS) projects in the missions, I can always count on one thing -no matter how well planned the itinerary is, something will interrupt it. Because our TPMS ...

Be the Match!Maureen Crowley Heil

There is so much to say about our recently beatified founder, Blessed Pauline Marie Jaricot, I could write for weeks! Lest people think that Pauline was a hero of her times and celebrated during her life ...

Join the Work of Blessed Pauline Marie Jaricot! Maureen Crowley Heil

On May 22, 2022, as Pauline Marie Jaricot, the founder of the Propagation of the Faith, was beatified in her Archdiocese of Lyon, France, Catholics from our Archdiocese gathered at Sainte Anne Parish ...

When a Whisper Becomes a ShoutMaureen Crowley Heil

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is watching you? I don't mean in a creepy way; just that someone was looking over your shoulder. Maybe to tap you on the shoulder when you're about to ...

It's the Simple Things Maureen Crowley Heil

Sometimes on a Sunday night, I start to stress a little about what I will write for the next edition of The Boston Pilot. Honestly, it's not because of a lack of topics from which to choose. For instance, ...

The Heart of a Missionary: Pauline Marie JaricotMaureen Crowley Heil

Born in 1799, Pauline Marie Jaricot, the foundress of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, believed that if we could all "pray a little and give a little," we could be the co-architects of the ...

Solidarity in the Easter Season Maureen Crowley Heil

The readings at Mass during the Easter Season -- stretching from Easter Sunday to Pentecost -- tell us so much about the budding Church -- the early fear, the growth of community, and the sharing of goods. ...