Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spiritual Direction: The Course

From Oct 20-26 I spent the week in the RC retreat center in Bethesda, Maryland with 45 other women from multiple places in Canada and the United States. What did we all have in common? Besides our love for the … Continue reading

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The Untier of Knots

Pope Francis: The Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God, who can untie “all knotted hearts” caused by sin. “These knots take away our peace and serenity,” he said, and he urged the faithful not to give up … Continue reading

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The light of Christ

“The light that the world offers us is an artificial light, strong, perhaps (though that of Jesus is stronger, eh!), strong like a firework, like a flash of photography. Instead, the light of Jesus is a mild light, it is … Continue reading

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Thank you, Lord, for Thornwood!

When I was a brother in Cheshire and finished my humanist studies, the time to move forward to philosophy came. There were two possibilities: Rome or Thornwood. One day our superior announced the assignments during lunch. He read the name … Continue reading

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Days Flying By

Tuesday had us returning to the Home for the Dying after Mass with the Missionaries of Charity at the Children’s Home and breakfast at the guesthouse. The younger girls were so enthusiastic upon our arrival and quickly led us off … Continue reading

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With the Children

We can’t believe that we are already over halfway through our mission! It was another great day and a bit more hot and humid than the last couple of days. At this writing a warm evening rain is coming down … Continue reading

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Facing our Fears

Day 3 in Haiti found us sleeping in because our Mass this day wasn’t until 10:00 am! We enjoyed the extra bit of rest after our full day yesterday. By 9:00 am, we were loaded into the truck and on … Continue reading

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Regnum Christi is like a monkey bar!

One of the things that have always attracted me of RC is the family spirit. No matter where I have been — and I have been around, from The Outback to the Far East, Europe, South America, North America, Oceania … Continue reading

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Outside Our Comfort Zone

It is only our second day of missions and already it feels like we have been here much longer! Today was a day that brought us outside our comfort zone. We began the day again with Mass with the Missionaries … Continue reading

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The Experiences of Haiti

We officially encountered our first Wifi issues today, so I am sending this article later than I wanted to. (Welcome to Haiti, where the government shuts down the power whenever it decides to.) Day 2 of our Mission Youth October … Continue reading

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