Personal Thoughts on Consecrated Life
“How can I ever put into words the gift God gave me in giving me a Vocation? He saved me from a life of self-gratifying, which leads to emptiness, and gave me a life of self-sacrificing, which leads to fullness. He asked me to let go of everyone I sought love from, and then He gave me love for everyone. For everything that I have given Him by becoming a religious, He has... Read More
Give When You Have Nothing
A few months ago we went to visit the sick for our works of mercy, and while I was talking to someone, I saw out of the corner of my eye an emaciated man in his early forties slowly wheeling toward me in his wheelchair. As soon as he reached me, before even telling me his name, he said, “I need prayers.” He looked in need of prayers—there was abject misery in the expression... Read More
Rejoice! The Year of Consecrated Life
Pope Francis has named 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life. It has been proposed to begin November 21, 2014, the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple and end a year from that date or on the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple February 2, 2016.
“I want to say one word to you and this word is joy.” With these words Pope Francis set aside his written text... Read More
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