Open to the mission

mission“Jesus Christ is the answer to the question that is every human life.”
– St. John Paul II

Here’s Dad with three of his sons. It was taken 20 years ago when I was about to enter the novitiate in Cheshire. Matthew, was halfway through his Legionary formation, and Andrew (my Irish twin) was doing a missionary “gap” year with the RC Mission Corps (see

I can’t believe how fast that 20 years has gone! And it reminds me of the importance of being open to the inspirations the Holy Spirit sends us each day!

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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