Fr. Carl Pieber, C.M. named Sub-Director General of the Association of the Miraculous Medal
Rev. Carl L. Pieber, C.M., Executive Director of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA has been appointed the Sub-Director General of the Association of the Miraculous Medal, the international organization promoting devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Fr. Pieber has served as Executive Director of CAMM in Philadelphia for seven years.
Fr. Pieber is a native of St. Louis, MO, USA. He entered the Congregation in 1975, and was ordained in 1980. He has had various assignments in educational and pastoral ministries in both the Province of the West and the Eastern Province, of which he is a member. In his tine at CAMM, Fr. Pieber has pioneered an extensive outreach to create awareness and encourage devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal using both traditional and digital media. The weekly novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at the Shrine in Philadelphia is viewed on-line by large numbers of people, and its “Facebook” page reaches thousands of people submitting prayer intentions and sharing their faith.
In his new ministry, Fr. Pieber will work with national organizations in various countries that promote devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal through the weekly novena, works of charity and encouraging personal piety. He reports directly to Fr. G. Gregory Gay, C.M. the Director General of the Association of the Miraculous Medal. Fr. Gay also serves as Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity.
Fr. Gay noted, “I am grateful to Fr. Pieber for his willingness to accept this assignment. I know his deep devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will be a catalyst to help our many associations to make people aware of the story of the Miraculous Medal.” Fr. Pieber observed that “the Miraculous Medal has been had a profound influence in my spirituality as a Vincentian. In my years of working for the Miraculous Medal, I have heard so many stories from devotees all over the world of what Our Lady has done for them through their prayers and acts of charity. It is a truly great gift in our faith.”
Fr. Pieber will begin his new assignment on January 1, 2014.