Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why now?

Despite a week of negative media bombardments against the future survival of the consecrated women of Regnum Christi, the fourteen seniors of Immaculate Conception Academy in Wakefield, Rhode Island visited Mater Ecclesiae College – the formation center for the consecrated … Continue reading

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Blessed are they who are tempted!

“Blessed are they who are tempted! It is when the devil sees that a soul is tending towards union with God that he redoubles his efforts.” (St. John Vianney) The devil’s greatest fear is seeing our desire for holiness and … Continue reading

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Experience God in the desert

I wish you all a blessed Lent. Below are some words from Pope Benedict’s Ash Wednesday address. He describes the 40 days of Lent as an experience of a desert in which we can experience God and His love in … Continue reading

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We meet no ordinary people in our lives

“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” ― C.S. Lewis I recently had breakfast with a businessman in DC and while waiting in the lobby, I was deeply impressed by the faith of the receptionist. At one point she … Continue reading

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Receiving help?

It was a warm summer day, with the bright sun shedding its light on the colorful scenario: little hills, a small village, palm trees, baskets of fresh fruit carried by “simple” people trying to win their daily wage. For you … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to be a Saint!

“We can never have too much confidence in our God who is so mighty and so merciful. As we hope in him, so shall we receive.” (St. Therese of Lisieux) It’s never too late to be a Saint. St. Augustine, … Continue reading

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Funny Moments

Being in an international community of over 200 brothers has some funny moments:   When we watched the Super Bowl (Monday morning since it began at about 1am here) the schedule said “Final of the Super Bowl” as if all … Continue reading

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The Conversation

With trepidation, I walked from the airport into the cold northern wind to my waiting ride.  The man who offered his hand in greeting had a warm smile and easy demeanor. But like many men I would meet over the … Continue reading

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The Real 99%: Your Life

1%. What does 1% mean to you? 1% of the total square mileage of the United states is 37 940.83 miles. That’s about the size of Delaware. Delaware can fit into Alaska 264 times. 1% of the length of a … Continue reading

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Her smile was a gift, a beautiful thing!

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” (Blessed Mother Theresa) I can only visualize my mom with a humble and generous smile on her face. Her smile … Continue reading

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