|Fr. Vasco is on the right with Archbishop Dolan and Fr. Zimmer at his last|
departure from Milwaukee before he left for Brazil.
Fr. Vasco worked in the USA from 1968 to 1976, and from 1982 to 1986. Finally he came back from Brazil to work once again in the midwest from 1994-2002. In Brasil he worked as pastor of a large parish in Tome Acu and at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Belem. He labored in Brazil off and on from 1976-1982, 1986-1994 and from 2003 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010 he assisted our elderly and sick in our health care center in Europe.
When Fr. Vasco Milani joined the Xaverian Missionaries in 1967, at age 26 in Italy, he knew he was beginning a life of globetrotting. In the 36 years that have followed, Fr. Milani's call to carry God's word to the ends of the earth has taken him from the jungles of the Amazon in Brazil to our mission center at Xavier Knoll in Franklin, Wisconsin and many parishes and schools in between.
In the picture above he celebrates his departure from Milwaukee Archdiocese for the third and last time, heading for another assignment in the slums of Belen, Brazil,where he ministered to 80,000 Brazilians, most of whom lived without electricity, telephones and indoor plumbing. MORE>>>