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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.

Morning prayer

While breakfast is important, prayer is even more so! My friend Will saw this “Prayer Process” by Dynamic Catholic and emailed it to me. He reflected, “Great way to increase your devotion to God and truly find a deeper relationship … 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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Open to the 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 … Continue reading

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Pray with someone

During our missions in NYC, we caught Br. Peter at the back of Old St. Pat’s praying the rosary with a passerby. Praying with someone, sharing each other’s struggles, is the best way to evangelize. Next time someone shares a … Continue reading

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Profession of vows

“By your profession of vows today, you are telling the world that Jesus is real.” – Fr. John Connor On Saturday, 22 brothers professed vows (one missed the photo!): 16 of them for the first time, 5 renewed, and Br. Adrian … Continue reading

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Religious profession

Fr. Simon: Br. John, tell us about your two years of Novitiate. Br. John: It has been a time to deepen in my knowledge and love of Christ. Everything has taken on a much deeper spiritual significance. Fr. Simon: What … Continue reading

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Led by the Holy Spirit

“[Renounce] the attempt to plan and control everything to the last detail, and instead [let the Holy Spirit] enlighten, guide and direct us, leading us wherever he wills.” – Pope Francis Fr. Ron May, pastor of St. Dominic’s in Southington, … Continue reading

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Love Creates

Our pilgrimage group visited Auschwitz late last month. Seeing the gas chambers with our own eyes brought home the horrendous reality of history. We asked ourselves, “How could a person become able to inflict such suffering and death on another?” … Continue reading

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Respond to God

Here’s LC Cheshire Alum Br Gustavo evangelizing in Rome between classes. Back in Mexico he was preparing to play professional soccer. But when God called, he responded generously. Now he is using his talents to share the joy of friendship … Continue reading

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Seeds of leadership

“A good leader is one who is capable of bringing up other leaders. If a leader wants to lead alone, he is a tyrant. True leadership is fruitful. Each one of you has the seed of leadership.” – Pope Francis Photo: … Continue reading

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