Virtual Stations of the Cross

Week 2: 2/29/24


The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

Sr. Anna Marini, MDI-PIME

A Missionary Sister of the Immaculate working in the African country of Guinea Bissau, Sr. Anna is involved in the catechetical and educational work in the villages of Bissau, Tabanke, and the surrounding area. Sr. Anna is committed to the causes of women and young people here and that of the Sisters and children’s education – especially those living with disabilities.


The Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

Fr. Piero Masolo, PIME

A PIME Missionary Priest accompanied to serving in a complicated context, Fr. Piero Masolo received his first mission destination of Algeria. Following the Coronavirus Pandemic, Fr. Piero transferred to the equally complicated presence in Myanmar, where he serves the people of a country that is still impacted by ongoing violence and following the 2021 military coup.


The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Fr. Anand Talluri, PIME

PIME Missionary in the new mission of Tunisia, Fr. Anand shares his Catholic faith indirectly by witnessing Christ’s mercy and charity. A priest in a predominantly Muslim country, Fr. Anand mainly shares the faith with those who are already Catholic and reaches out to others by focusing on inter-religious dialogue.


The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time


Bishop Andrea Lembo, PIME

Recently ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Tokyo, Bishop Andrea Lembo as served as a PIME Missionary in Japan for a decade and a half. His mission here has always focused on social issues within Japanese society, especially the pervasive sense of loneliness that is culturally experienced. Bishop Andrea will use his experience in these matters to continue his work, now aiding his fellow priests in Japan.


Featured Project:

Support for the Shinsei-Kaikan Center in Tokyo, Japan

The Shinsei-kaikan Center promotes well-being and for those struggling with various burdens in Japan’s complex society. The competitive nature of the Japanese economy and dependence on lengthy education have led to suffering, especially among the youth.

The Center offers a place for learning, friendship, and relaxation to help young people - the Gospel plays a key role in these activities. The Shinsei-kaikan Center provides both enrichment through the Gospel and a place for nurturing people who can contribute to Japanese society's true development and richness.