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Archive - August 2010

First encounter?

First encounter?

I’d like to pass on an interesting bit of trivia from Father Daniel Brandenburg, who tends to be a treasury of wisdom and information… Recently a question arose concerning the origin of the “Encounter with Christ” within Regnum Christi...

Life and Death

Life and Death

‘During life despise that which will avail you nothing at the hour of death.’  St. Anselm of Canterbury As a priest, I receive many emails, text messages and phone calls like these: “Fr. Michael, please pray for my sister who is dying of...

A better choice

A better choice

In our very secular world, Mary Anne Marks may be little more than a footnote in history.  But she now resides on my prayer list and already has been an inspiration. Miss Marks is the 2010 Valedictorian of Harvard University.  She could go to...

Wrong is wrong…

Wrong is wrong…

Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it, and right is right even if nobody is doing it.’  St. Augustine Peer pressure can push us all down slippery slopes; Christ needs you to be lights that shine in darkness especially in today’s culture...

A Happy Marriage

A Happy Marriage

Nobody said that marriage is a piece of cake, With your kids in the mix, there is a lot at stake. You said, “In good times and bad, till death do us part.” To persevere to the end, you need lots of heart! A wife needs your ear, and a look that you...

A poem for Mary

A poem for Mary

I thought it would be helpful to send out this poem that I recently wrote during a few free moments on vacation. An Ode to the Blessed Virgin Mary   Through the darkest of nights and tempestuous seas, Mary shines like a beacon and brings us great...

The Hawthornian Angle

The Hawthornian Angle

The events of the last few years have inspired me to reread Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. As a consecrated woman of the Regnum Christi Movement I see a striking similarity between the harsh call by some people for the dissolution...