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Archive - October 2015

Pope Francis in Philly

Pope Francis in Philly

“Pope Francis…I love Pope Francis.. I love Jesus.. I love Pope Francis ….”  this is what people heard as we marched down the city streets of Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families. We made quite a stir. People pulled out their...

The ECyD Experience

The ECyD Experience

Guarding 40 donuts that are hanging on a string at the front door of a school at dismissal time. Funniest. Job. Ever. About 100 kids walked by asking how much the donuts cost, and I got to practice my Spanish explaining to them that I wasn´t selling...

blindness cured

blindness cured

“Exult and proclaim… that the Lord has delivered his people” (first October 25). God has freed us and given us New Life! This should be our source of joy and reason to rejoice. In order to know that we have been freed, there had to have been a time...

I can see!

I can see!

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took...

An alternative to preschool

An alternative to preschool

A new study finds evidence that watching Sesame Street has about the same benefit for kids as going to preschool. This could change everything. I went to preschool when I was a little darling. They didn’t have Sesame Street back then, but I watched...

Christ Touched my Heart

Christ Touched my Heart

I consider St Therese of Lisieux a special spiritual sister. Her childlike relationship with Jesus has taught me the beauty of a life lived with simple love, and this has changed everything for me. I wanted to show her some brotherly devotion by...

Service

Service

Christ not only offered himself on the cross for our sins, but He offered his whole life for us. Christ invites us to offer ourselves for others. This is how we can imitate Him and the best way to bring God’s grace to others. At times, service can...

Eucharistic Majesty

Eucharistic Majesty

The Eucharist is at the heart of our Catholic faith. That means it should also be at the heart of our lives. In the seminary we try to make this a reality in a very tangible way. There are small chapels on every floor. That means you are never more...

Wake up the World with Joy

Wake up the World with Joy

“We are called to know and show that God is able to fill our hearts to the brim with happiness; that we need not seek our happiness elsewhere…” (Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to all Consecrated People on the Occasion of the Year of Consecrated...