The Mordarski Family

“God rejoices more in what He can do in a soul humbly resigned… than in the creation of millions of suns and the vast stretch of the heavens.” St. Therese of Lisieux

“The Mordarski family is maybe the most generous family I have ever met,” writes my bigger brother, Fr. Matthew, who works in Poland.

“They have four of their own children. Piotrek is the second oldest of the four. They are also a foster family, which means they normally have an extra two or three children with them at any time (kids from very troubled backgrounds – parents with alcoholism or drug abuse, some doing time etc).”

“The Mordarski family depend upon the only salary of Krzysztof, who is an English teacher, to make ends meet. Elżbieta, his wife, decided to give up her teaching career about five years ago when she knew God was calling her to give all of her time to the raising of foster children as well as their own four children.”

With parents like this, no wonder Piotrek has just joined the Legion’s high school seminary in Germany!

Let’s pray for the Mordarskis and also ask God how He would like us to be more generous.


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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