Follow through Fr. Fragelli’s Mission Reports the fascinating story of the rebuilding of an African Mission. Yes… and it’s all happening in our day and age! Learn how God has blessed this new “battlefront” to conquer ever more souls for Heaven.”

Mission Report 1 


On the shores of the Angounié River, the seemingly isolated Mission is in fact right outside of Mouila, a town of about forty thousand inhabitants. Right next to us, our first and only neighbor is a school of the Trinitarian Sisters. With its 500 students, it’s considered one of the best of the country. . . . . . . 

Mission Report 2


We began the restoration of our little chapel to give Our Blessed Lord a worthy dwelling. (One must always start with Him.) We redid the ceiling, put in crown molding, painted the walls, put in windows, installed air 2 conditioning to make it a pleasant place to go pray, installed a beautiful statue of Our Lady .above the altar and. . . . . . . 

Mission Report 3 


The month of April began with a refreshing priestly experience: baptizing my first five African children. This took place at our parish in Libreville. What a blessing!Bell Steeple - This was quite a project. Just… follow the pictures. This was a long-winded project. It just took a lot to manipulate, with little tools, this hard and very heavy. . . . . . .

Mission Report 4 


My former Spiritual Director repeatedly told me that the rarest of all virtues was gratitude. Why not then begin this Mission Report by this rare beautiful pearl? A big Thank You to Divine Providence, to our Blessed Mother, for so many blessings They have bestowed upon the Mission. They are countless. I would like to wholeheartedly. . . . . .  

Mission Report 5 


The Mission was blessed with the visit of two volunteers: Miss Natalie Zivnuska who came to teach at our new “bakery” and Miss Kate Serafino who taught at the sewing workshop. They were here for a full month and brought so much life and joy to the Mission. The work they did was incredible. They gave a huge boost to the Mission. . . . . . .

Mission Report 6 


Lent began at the Mission with the beautiful 40 hour devotion. What most amazed me was that (considering that only 4 of our faithful actually own cars, they had to walk long distance to come to the Mission, even though a rainy night) we were able to fill all the 40 hours of adoration. I was most edified. Our Bishop also sent us a beautiful and encouraging message. . . . . .

Mission Report 7 


Due to the abundance of work and diversity of activities that the Good Lord has blessed us with, I have not been able to keep in touch with each one of you as I would want, but please know that we have not forgotten you, on the contrary, at the Mission our daily lives are paced by the thought of gratitude for your good friendship, your prayers and your generous support. . . . . . 

Mission Report 8 


A few of month ago, while crossing the African jungle on my way to Libreville on a rainy night, suddenly the front-left tire of the vehicle exploded. Despite my efforts to control the car, it pulled strongly into the opposite lane and... into the jungle it went. On the first moment: what a shock! Hadn’t had a single accident in about 30 years of driving. On a second moment...

Mission Report 9


Yes, it was Our Lady’s feast day, August 15, and all the sudden… a massive electrical fire. We were in the dark for many days. “Father, you should have had a fire at the Mission!” told me the first electrician called on scene. And after two months, when, thanks to your generosity, we had the means to restore the damage, we brought a good electrician from ...”

Mission Report 10 


As the Mission grows, by God’s grace, it remains just as dependent of your generosity today as it did on day-one. Why? Because social reality out here is quite different than ours. I have tried over and over to get local financial support for the Mission, with almost zero success. The little success I’ve had… it comes with so many strings attached… it is not worth it. On the financial side of things: this past year we worked on making two of our workshops totally self-sufficient: the bakery and the carpentry. This year we are doing........  

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