A Great Day For Phoenix! The Consecration Mass of Virgins and a surprise…

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…

“Professing Vows: The joy of a deep and true relationship of spousal love with God.” ~ Mother Agnes Mary, SV

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

“Let Us Allow Ourselves to be Gazed Upon.” ~Pope Francis

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 “throws a dazzling light on our daily life and makes us turn our mind to the immortal destiny it foreshadows.” ~St. Pope Paul VI

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

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with great joy that I introduce to you the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a Religious Community from Miami that just established a new foundation, Immaculate Heart Convent, in Phoenix to serve at Bourgade Catholic High School and GCU Holy Spirit Newman Center. … Continue reading Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God

“No one can become blessed, unless he ascends above his very self, not by an ascent with the body, but with the heart.” ~ St. Bonaventure

Michelangelo's Pieta at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It has been four months since we have experienced the "stay at home" life to protect ourselves and others from the coronovirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Our Lenten Season was the most penitential we could ever imagine; we did not have Holy … Continue reading “No one can become blessed, unless he ascends above his very self, not by an ascent with the body, but with the heart.” ~ St. Bonaventure

Blessed Advent! Jesus Christ is our light, illuminating and training us for Heaven.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Blessed Advent and Happy Feast Day of St. Nicholas, the patron Saint of children.  This morning, I learned that our Santa Claus comes from the Dutch name, "Sinterklaas".  Sint means "Saint", and this name is for Saint Nicholas.  In the Netherlands (Holland), Sinterklaas is a legendary figure based on … Continue reading Blessed Advent! Jesus Christ is our light, illuminating and training us for Heaven.

“If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” ~ Jesus Christ (Mt 16:24)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Whether you are called to live Religious Life, the Priesthood, married life or unmarried, we are each called to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior: Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross … Continue reading “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” ~ Jesus Christ (Mt 16:24)