CI International launches a channel on YouTube

4 April 2011
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Today, the Christopher Inn International launched a new YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/christopherinn

Currently, the channel features not only a video from 2009 that explains the vision and mission of CI International, but also a new video entitled The Growing Need to Support Our Priests. After sharing some statistics, this video goes on to describe some key features of both the Christopher Inn International and its associated web resource, CI Online.

Watch the video below:

Getting further acquainted with Ireland

1 January 2011
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This past summer, a friend of Joan Johnson, foundress and president of the Christopher Inn International, generously offered her the resources to make an extended visit to Ireland. As a result, Joan was able to spend the months of September, October, and November in the west of Ireland—praying, discerning next steps for the project, and becoming better acquainted with the people of Ireland and the situation of the Church in this land.

During the month of October, members of the CI media team, led by David Johnson, joined her and captured footage for an upcoming fundraising video.

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At the end of November, Joan returned to the U.S., where development and fundraising efforts among the lay faithful are now taking place.

Celebrating the close of the Year for Priests

13 June 2010
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Joan Johnson, foundress and president of the Christopher Inn International, and David Johnson, director of media, went on pilgrimage to Rome this past week as the Year for Priests drew to a close.

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On Friday, June 11, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they were able to pray alongside other lay faithful at the closing Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, at which Pope Benedict XVI presided. During the homily, the Pope spoke of the priest as a gift of the heart of Christ, a gift for the Church and the world.

An estimated 15,000 priests were in attendance for this Eucharistic celebration.

Fundraising site launches during the Year for Priests

14 September 2009
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Today, on the feast of the Triumph of the Cross during the Year for Priests, Christopher Inn International launched christopherinn.org, a website designed to provide information about the mission and vision of CI International.

Consecrating the apostolate to Mary, Queen of Apostles

17 March 2009
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On the feast of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, the team of Christopher Inn International gathered for Mass at the home of Howard and Joan Johnson. Father Tom McDonough, a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, presided at the liturgy.

At the close of Mass, the members of the Christopher Inn International prayed a consecration prayer to Mary, Queen of Apostles, asking for her intercession for this new apostolate at the service of Catholic clergy. This was the culmination of a novena of prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, a title by which Mary is recognized for her motherly patronage and prayers for the apostles, and, by extension, for all who have followed the apostles in priestly service.

The celebration of the Mass of consecration on this day was significant because the project will be based in Ireland, the land where St. Patrick offered his service to the Gospel. Moreover, just one day earlier, on March 16, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced that a Year for Priests would be celebrated worldwide: “In order to favor [the] tendency of priests toward spiritual perfection, upon which the effectiveness of their ministry principally depends, I have decided to call a special ‘Year for Priests’ which will run from 19 June 2009 to 19 June 2010.” (source)

After Mass, the group enjoyed a meal together to commemorate the occasion.

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