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Fr Dino Vanin

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. On December 16, 2018 he was installed as Pastor of San Francesco Catholic Church in Clinton Township, MI. Every week he takes some time off from his parish ministry to do some administrative work at PIME headquarters in Detroit. Due to his increased workload at the parish while continuing as Treasurer of the U. S. Region of PIME and as counselor and spiritual director, he spends any time left doing a little woodworking.

Pondering Love

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Images of Sacrificial Love

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The Stone Rejected

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What It Means to Be Catholic

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Peace Be With You

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Wishing You a Blessed Easter

Every year, on Palm Sunday and on Good Friday, among other relevant things, we recall Simon Peter’s triple denial of even knowing Jesus. That was the pre-Resurrection Simon Peter, alas, perhaps also a template of the way we might still be, at times...

Contemplating Jesus’ Passion

The Holy Spirit could move us in many ways as we contemplate the Passion narrative according to Mark (14:1-15:47). However, if we need some guidance in this endeavor, let me invite you to join me in considering Jesus’ decision to follow the Father’s...

The “Total Christ”

Some of the words we encounter in the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent are laden with ominous, scary sentiments as they expose raw emotions from the depths of the heart. In the days when he was in the flesh, Jesus offered prayers and...