Inspirational thoughts

heart“My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament, where my heart is, as it were, in Its center.” — St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Several years ago, as I was coming out of a Parish youth activity in Northern Virginia, a fifteen seater van full of kids pulled up and the mom rolled the window and asked, “Fr. Michael, would you mind just staying here with these kids for 5-10 minutes?  I really need to make a visit to Jesus in the chapel!”  She looked a little frazzled and tired, so I agreed, and tried to do a catechism competition to keep them engaged.  Ten minutes later, she came out with a big smile on her face and thanked me from the heart.  She had filled her spiritual tank and was ready to go!

About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.
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