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About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.

The ladies

   “The more the flower of humility blossoms in a soul, the greater is the good odor it imparts to her who possesses it, to those who behold her, and to those who are about her.” -Saint Teresa of Avila Many … Continue reading

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Into the water…

“The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.”  St. Augustine The first time I jumped into the deep end of a swimming pool, my dad was in the water at a distance, but I had to … Continue reading

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The grass

“There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love–every man works his oar voluntarily! ”  St. Francis de Sales     One of the disadvantages of being the youngest is getting the household chores when your older siblings go off … Continue reading

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Angels and toys

    “If, then, you seek to know what path to follow, take Christ because he is the way.”  (St. Thomas Aquinas) Christ came to serve.   We had a big “Angel for a Day” event every year to serve … 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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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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The umbrella

“An egg given during life for love of God is more profitable for eternity than a cathedral full of gold given after death.”  (St. Albert the Great) I had the privilege of marrying my mom to her 2nd husband (who … Continue reading

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The sculptor

“Do not, my child, approach Jesus Christ with the hope of bending his will to yours: what I desire is that you yield yourself to him and that he receive you, so that he, your Savior, may do with you … Continue reading

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Air Force

“For surely the confidence of a notorious sinner honors God most of all, for he is so convinced of God’s infinite mercy that all his sins seem no more than an atom in its presence.”  (St. Claude de la Colombiere) Wright … Continue reading

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