Author Archives: Br Joseph Ory LC

About Br Joseph Ory LC

Br Joseph grew up in a big family from New Orleans, LA and was brought up in the Catholic faith. He joined Regnum Christi in high school and wanted to study civil engineering after graduating. After studying three years of engineering at LSU, he realized that God was calling him to be a priest, so he decided to join the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, CT. Two years later, he professed his vows. Currently, he is in his second year of humanities studies and is looking forward to heading to Rome this summer to begin studying philosophy.

Do Celibates Desire Marriage?

Sometimes, when talking about celibacy, religious and seminarians are asked, “So, you don’t want to get married?” I must admit, I find that a strange question. No one assumes that when a man chooses to marry a woman, he is … Continue reading

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Why Baptize Infants?

Have you ever wondered why we baptize infants without even asking for their input? We hear reasons like “it is a gift freely given” – which is true – yet it is not allowed (I’m not even sure if it … Continue reading

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A Religious Seminarian’s First Time Behind Bars

I met a man who killed his girlfriend. I do not know his name, but I do know that the confirmation name that he chose was Ignatius, one of my favorite saints. Ignatius was a marine and struggled with post-traumatic … Continue reading

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What Does Revelation Reveal?

How would you reveal yourself to someone?  Stand in front of them, maybe. Shake their hand.  What if they were blind?  Speak to them.  What if they were deaf?  Don’t speak — use sign language. How would you reveal yourself … Continue reading

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