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
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.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with great joy that I bring to you the wonderful news of a new work of art by Ruth Stricklin, The Holy Family. It has been unveiled and presented for the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Phoenix and this Year of the Family in which we remember the … Continue reading Sacred Art Changes Hearts and Inspires Souls…
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)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Friday evening of February 1st, the Vigil of the Feast of the Presentation, Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares celebrated a Candlemas for the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life to honor the Religious Sisters, Brothers and Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix. Sixty-five Religious Sisters, Brothers and Priests … Continue reading Communion among the Religious present at The Vigil Mass of the Presentation and World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, I want to wish all of you a blessed Christmas Season and New Year, may your hearts be filled with joy, peace and love! This time of year is one in which the light of Christ illumines brightly … Continue reading ¡Feliz Navidad, Prospero Año y Felicidad! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Dear Friends in Christ, God bless you, and happy Feast Day of St. Andrew, Patron Saint for Vocations since he introduced many, including his brother, Peter, to follow Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Humbly being transparent in his discipleship and service to Jesus, St. Andrew is a great model for us to bring … Continue reading Be a Saint, a light that shines at midnight. Sea un Santo, una luz que brilla en la medianoche.
Dear Friends in Christ, Let us thank God for the many reasons to celebrate in this new autumn season of 2018! As we continue to pray for our beloved Church, let us celebrate the Canonization of Ss. Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero who were canonized in Rome on Sunday, October 14. Here is a … Continue reading Reasons to Celebrate this new Season! ¡Razones para celebrar esta nueva estación!
Did you know that two years ago on June 29, 2016, Pope Francis wrote an Apostolic Constitution on Women's Contemplative Life, Vultum Dei Quaerere? Prepárate... "Consecrated persons, by virtue of their consecration, 'follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way'. They are called to recognize the signs of God's presence in daily … Continue reading La Vida Consagrada: Esposada a Cristo…Seeking the Face of God
Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Mothers Day! As we celebrate motherhood and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we love the tradition of crowning the Queen of Heaven and showering her with roses. This Mothers' Day coincides with the Solemnity of Our Lord's Ascension into Heaven and the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. As our Mother, … Continue reading ¡Feliz Día de las Madres! Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Ora Por Nosotros…