Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Monday, February 1, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, the Religious Sisters, Brothers, Priests, Consecrated Virgins and an IVE Deacon gathered to pray together for the Candlemas on the Vigil of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the 25th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer … Continue reading Sharing the graces of the Candlemas: Praying Together on the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life!
Pope Francis holding a precious baby. Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ, Blessed New Year of 2021! God is continuing to bless us abundantly during this time of the pandemic. In his Sunday Angelus Address on Sunday, December 27, the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis announced that beginning March 19, 2021 on the … Continue reading A Year Long Reflection on Amoris Laetitia and the Family. ~ Un año para reflexionar sobre Amoris Laetitia y la familia.
St. Joseph: Provider, Protector, Spiritual Leader by Ruth Stricklin of New Jerusalem Studios. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Blessed Advent and Christmas Novena! On December 8, Pope Francis gave us the unexpected gift of the Year of Saint Joseph which began on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to continue until December 8, 2021! … Continue reading St. Joseph: Beloved, Tender, Obedient, Accepting, Courageous, Working Father ~ Pray for us.
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." From the Gospel of Saint John 1:5 ~ (Revised Standard Version) Light of the World, painting by William Holman Hunt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Tomorrow, the Feast of the Presentation of Mary, is also The World Day for Cloistered … Continue reading Long live Christ the King! ¡Viva Cristo Rey!
Bronze Statue of St. John Paul II in front of St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Avondale. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Feast Day of St. John Paul II! Please know that I am praying for all you as we continue to adjust to the effects of the COVID - 19 … Continue reading St. John Paul II, Pray for us. Ruega por nosotros.
Members of the Western Region of the National Council of Vicars for Religious (left to right): Joan Patten from Orange, CA; Sr. Anthony Mary Diago, RSM from Phoenix, AZ; Sr. Rene Backe from Gallup, NM; Sr. Karla Felix from Sacramento, CA; Sr. Maria Carlos from Los Angeles, CA; Sr. Kathleen Warren from San Diego, CA; … Continue reading The Era of Video Meetings…
Kimberly Zeeman (left) ~ Claire Halbur (right), Consecrated Virgins for the Diocese of Phoenix The Sisters of Life from New York (left to right): Sister John Mary De Souza, SV, Vicar General, Sister Giovanna Mariae, SV, Secretary and Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV, Mother General. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have the wonderful … Continue reading A Great Day For Phoenix! The Consecration Mass of Virgins and a surprise…
Sr. Regina Ann Tonn, OP made her Final Profession of Vows, a commitment until death. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Recently, on July 25, the Feast of St. James the Apostle and St. Christopher, Sr. Regina Ann Tonn, OP made her Final Profession of Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience at the Cathedral of … Continue reading “Professing Vows: The joy of a deep and true relationship of spousal love with God.” ~ Mother Agnes Mary, SV
Jesus and Mary, a painting by El Greco (1585). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, the mystery of the Mother of God being assumed body and soul into heaven, I would like to share my reflections on spiritual motherhood. First of all, the Motherhood of … Continue reading “Let Us Allow Ourselves to be Gazed Upon.” ~Pope Francis
The Transfiguration of Jesus by Ruth Stricklin, a local artist and iconographer of Phoenix, AZ. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This morning I was reflecting on the great mystery of the Transfiguration, which we are celebrating on this wonderful Feast Day in which the Lord was transfigured high on a mountain to Peter, … Continue reading The Transfiguration “throws a dazzling light on our daily life and makes us turn our mind to the immortal destiny it foreshadows.” ~St. Pope Paul VI