On Monday, May 13, Brother Joseph Mary professed his perpetual vows. The following “letter” concerns this wonderful event in our community’s life. The previous day saw nine innocents make their First Holy Communion in our chapel. Please also see the … Continue reading
That’s not all. Sister Jean Marie Wheeler and Sister Elaine Wheeler were the last living of five Wheeler girls, all of whom were religious, four were Daughters of Charity. MyFoxdc.com: They were born sisters and worked as Roman Catholic sisters for decades … Continue reading
The IHM School site has a photo gallery from the March 25 profession of two of our sisters. Please join us in thanking God that Sister Maria Rosaria and Sister Marie Gabrielle took their final vows as Slaves of the … Continue reading
My recent trip to New Orleans and its environs was superlative. The talk I gave was graciously received. It was a real joy to see some old friends and meet new ones besides, like the traditional priests and religious in … Continue reading
I wish they would leave her with God in silence and peace. Rorate Caeli: Sr. Teresita has spent 84 of her 103 years within the walls of the cloistered convent of Buenafuente del Sistal (Guadalajara) [Castille-La Mancha, Spain], which gives … Continue reading
This essay is dedicated to Father Michael Jarecki, who loves the Blessed Mother very much, and is himself very beloved — and, he has for many, many years now, remained so deeply faithful to Christ, knowing both the tears of … Continue reading
Catholic Online reports: In Uganda, the number of vocations is rising each year. According to Vatican statistics, every fifth seminarian worldwide now comes from Africa. Read full article here.
How few parents realize the immense power they possess for moulding the character and shaping the future career of their children. The tiny babe just born to them comes from God’s hand with vast possibilities for good and evil; like … Continue reading
The Religious State can be the portion only of an elite: that is to say, of chosen souls. A special vocation is required of those who aspire to walk this narrow and uphill path.
(This was written in preparation for a series of conferences on vocations and states in life that I gave at Saint Benedict Center in the Spring of 2005. Please see the end of this piece for a small table of … Continue reading
Anyone who is contemplating marriage has a lot to think about, indeed. However, there is one modern trend that should be avoided once you have determined that marriage is your vocation. To explain this pitfall and how to overcome it, … Continue reading
Choosing the Better Part: The Priesthood or the Religious Life by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. Listen for Free! (28.1 MB) The two ecclesiastical vocations, priesthood and religious life, are both examined in this second lecture. The religious vocation is, of … Continue reading
(This was originally given as a talk at the annual Saint Benedict Center Conference. Originally entitled “Living as a Third Order Member in the World,” its name was changed because, while it has particular relevance to members of our Third … Continue reading