A confusing turn of events caused the young group of priests and brothers to live in a place called "Our Lady of Holy Cross," but the connection was not lost on our Blessed Founder who seized on this accident of Providence and made it foundational for his fledgling congregation.
May we take as our own the joys and sorrows of our world, and with the example of Pope Francis, infuse hope into them.
Ever since I learned that Pope Francis would make an apostolic journey to the United States, I set as a goal to meet him.
I've always wondered if it was "everyone for themselves," in the seminary. I was astonished to see how close these men are; their enthusiasm for each other's presence.
The life I chose through the guidance of the Holy Spirit is truly a blessed life filled countless wonderful relationships.
A wise deacon once told me, "We are blessed when we are chosen to live with those among whom Jesus chooses to be found."
The Lord has set an example that just as he himself has done, you also should do.
Remember that our Founder, and those who have walked this path before you, "did not trudge; they strode. For they had the hope."
Thank you for your commitment and thank you for saying Yes today before all of us
What shall I do for God in return for all He has done for me? I wish to make Him solemn promises, and pay Him my vows before all the world.