Monthly Archives: March 2017

Life is not a Train Ride

Life is not like hopping on a train. We don’t just decide once where we are going, jump aboard and end up at our destination. It is more like a car ride. We need to decide where we are going … Continue reading

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A moment with the Pope

  “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) Back in 1998, we brought a large group over to Rome for the Feast of Pentecost.  We were scheduled to have a special rosary with Pope John Paul II in … Continue reading

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I’m against it

It is the season of local elections in my quiet Chicago suburb.  In a few days, we’ll be voting for board members for an elementary school district, high school district, junior college, park district and library board.  There are others, … Continue reading

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CONVINCED

As I sat down to order my thoughts, I started to think of what it was that I wanted these girls to come away with after listening to me for half an hour. It was my first time having such … Continue reading

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7 Tips for a Strong Marriage

God needs to be at the center: The focus should be centered on loving God above all things and growing in this love as a couple.  My mom recently said to me, “Michael, if you love God how can anything … Continue reading

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Thanks mom!

“Doing little things with a strong desire to please God makes them really great.”  – St. Francis De Sales. It was a little thing, but it meant a lot to me and my 2 brothers.  Whenever a major winter storm hit in … Continue reading

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“VIVA CRISTO REY!”

There are many moments when hearing this motto gives me goosebumps. This weekend, I know it brought me to tears. But the thing is, it wasn´t only from an audible cheer. The first weekend of February I was blessed to … Continue reading

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Something happened…in the heart

Something happened on the way to the Regnum Christi Formators’ Convention. Not on the trip to Mundelein Seminary, but in the weeks and months of preparation for the event. Quietly. Unknown to all of us. This convention had been conceptualized … Continue reading

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Our mother is waiting

“God calls us through what happens during our day… He calls us to identify with Him and carry out His divine mission – right where He finds us.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva Last week we stumbled upon a shrine … Continue reading

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THAT was a convention!

Here are the top 10 reasons I really enjoyed the Regnum Christi Convention this past weekend. In involved more than 300 close friends, some old and some new. It was held at Mundelein Seminary, which is historic, scenic, peaceful, welcoming … Continue reading

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