“If Sadness comes knocking at your door, tell him that you’ve already made a commitment to Joy to whom you plan on being faithful your whole life long.” – Pope Francis
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, our feelings and moods go up and down and we can’t always control them. But deep down we can be joyful and at peace knowing that God our Father loves us and that we are trying to follow his plan as best we can.
And if today you are feeling a little blue, ask God to send you someone who needs some cheering up.
About Fr Simon Devereux LC
FR SIMON was born on February 4, 1979, in Dunedin, New Zealand, the seventh son of Marie and Michael Devereux. He entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, on September 15, 1997. After his novitiate and year of humanities in Cheshire, he studied a bachelor’s in Philosophy at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome from 2000 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2007, a licentiate in Philosophy. In between, he worked as a youth minister in Quebec, Canada, and he made his perpetual profession in Rome on October 4, 2005. In 2010 he completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in Theology and was ordained on Christmas Eve of the same year with 60 of his brother Legionaries by Card. Velasio di Paolis. Two of his brothers are also Legionary priests. Fr Simon is now based at the Legion of Christ seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut.
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