The coming of December means the coming of the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Christmas to La Luz Parish in Mexico.
The SEEK2015 Conference was a wonderfully chaotic and inspirational experience of the vitality of the Church.
St. Andre knew very well that the hospitality he shared with others, whether at the door of a school, or in a bus station, or at a lovely chapel, is an extension of the Love that was first shared with him.
As I look back on those days, I come to realize that God is always working in our lives and his call comes to us in the oddest of circumstances, even in the worst jobs!
The Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Father Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founded our community with three societies under one rule, to be modeled on the Holy Family of Nazareth.
That is why Christmas, first of all, at its most basic, is about faith. Jesus came to bring us faith – not just faith in the moment or faith in business or faith in success, but faith in eternal life.
To say that Our Lady of Guadalupe is important to the Mexican people is an understatement — she is of the utmost importance to the spirituality of the people here.
I had waited all my life for this moment, but now I was looking at her in person.
Although we gather over turkey, pie, and football, it is the time we share together that allows us to truly give thanks to God.
Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C., writes that even some familiar feasts, like St. Andre Bessette or All Souls, have a somewhat different character in Mexico compared to the United States. Read more about his grateful observations and experiences here.