Author - Fr Dino Vanin

REVEREND DINO VANIN, PIME was born in Cendon di Silea, Province of Treviso, Italy in 1946. He entered the PIME Seminary at Treviso at the tender age of eleven. He came to the U.S. in 1968, studying Theology at Darlington Major Seminary in New Jersey. He has an MA in Secondary School Administration from Seton Hall University. Ordained in 1972, he served as an administrator, teacher, rector and principal at the PIME High School Seminary in Newark, Ohio before being sent to the missions of Thailand, where he served for six years. He is currently the treasurer of the U.S. Region of PIME in Detroit.  In addition to assisting at nearby San Francesco Church in Clinton Township, MI, he spends his time providing counseling and spiritual direction and working in his woodshop.

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You Sat Exhausted Looking for Me

There is a stanza in the ancient hymn Dies Irae (Day of wrath) of all hymns that reminds us of the core message of the gospel narrative (Jn 4:5-42) for the...

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Our Irreversible Transformation

The narrative of the Transfiguration is proposed to our consideration not once but twice a year! (Also on August 6). It is that important. It is about our...

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The Improbable Way is the Right Way

In order to appreciate and benefit from what the Church offers to our consideration every first Sunday of Lent there are several facets of the narrative of the...

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Father Knows Best

We should be grateful to Jesus (Mt 6:24-34) also for revealing to us this side of our heavenly Father’s tender heart. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about...

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Too Tall an Order?

Should we take Jesus seriously? The quick answer is “YES.” But that quick answer would expose the superficiality of our commitment to Jesus and the shallowness...

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Regarding Salt and Light

Most people were outside that sultry evening of late August. There wasn’t much to do besides waiting and hoping; hoping and waiting. I swear that when the...

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We Are Driven by Hope

We are driven by hope. Whenever we pause to dwell on God’s Word, we open ourselves to the startling realization that our life as Christians, as disciples, is a...

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This Little Light of Mine

On the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, the readings are clearly about light: [Isaiah 9:1] “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon...

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The Gospel Truth

What do we truly get out of the Gospel passages whenever we hear them proclaimed in church on Sunday? I believe that it would be much more spiritually...