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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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...

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The Lord Blesses in Awesome Ways

The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! We have heard...

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An Irrepressible Joy

Undeniably there is magic in the air tonight. Even those who would have reasons to be pensive and worn out find a new spiritual energy inside that prompts them...

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Obedience: An Act of Surrendering

Professed religious take three vows: chastity, poverty and obedience. Guess which one is the hardest to keep? Believe it or not, it is the one of obedience...

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To Rejoice: Step by Step

On the third Sunday of Advent, the clergy wear pink vestments and the pink candle on the wreath is lit because this is what was called, until recent times...