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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.

Treasure in the elderly

“No elderly person should be like an ‘exile’ in our families. The elderly are a treasure for our society.” — Pope Francis Khanittha Phasaeng winner of Miss Thailand 2015 returned home and bent down on her knees to kiss and thank … Continue reading

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All Souls’ Day

“Suppose that God wishes to fill you with honey; but if you are full of vinegar, where will you put the honey?” – St. Augustine   Today is All Souls’ Day. All the brothers and priests will go to a … Continue reading

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Blessings

Meditate on this very slowly: “I am asked for very little compared to how much I am being given.” —   St. Jose Maria Escriva   Kathy and Linh Troung escaped Vietnam with nothing but their clothes. Now they have four … Continue reading

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Knots

“The Virgin Mary, “cause of our joy” always brings us back to joy in the Lord, who comes to free us from so many interior and exterior slaveries.” – Pope Francis Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady Untier … Continue reading

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breaking bread

“The family that eats together, stays together.” Many thanks to all our friends who have helped us fund 83% of our dining room repair project. We are so grateful because it is where we break bread together every day and … Continue reading

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Finding Christ

“Second only to personal redemption and salvation, the main thrust of the Scriptures is to meet Christ through working with the poor and disadvantaged.” — Bono Earlier this week the leadership team of Mission Youth visited us in Cheshire. This … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Pardon

“Every aversion, every anger and resentment which we tolerate in our hearts, blocks the door to the Lord.” — Edith Stein Edith Stein was a German philosopher of Jewish descendent. Before the war she become Catholic and become a Carmelite … Continue reading

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Angels of Harlem

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” — Bl. Mother Teresa Holy Saturday in Harlem. As we pulled into the Children’s Aid Society, I started humming U2’s Angel of Harlem. … Continue reading

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Midnight Run

“The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.” – Bl. Mother Teresa It was 10pm on Good Friday. After a grueling day carrying the cross for three hours down Broadway and … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

“Beware of getting too comfortable. When we are comfortable, it’s easy to forget other people.” – Pope Francis Today is Holy Thursday. Today Our Lord at the Last Supper gave us a new commandment: no longer are we to love … Continue reading

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