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…
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Blessed Holy Week! From March 9-11, we had the Spring Convocation for Religious at the Franciscan Renewal Center with the theme of "Mercy, Forgiveness and Healing" featuring Fr. Ignatius Mazanowski, FHS and Sr. Esther Mary Nickel, RSM as speakers. It was a blessed time of prayer and retreat as … Continue reading Blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter!
On Thursday evening, February 1st, we had a beautiful Vigil Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and con-celebrated by Bishop Eduardo Nevares at Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. With a strong group of Religious … Continue reading Celebrating the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life with lit Candles…
Dear Friends in Christ, Today, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Anthony the Abbot (of Egypt), a "Desert Father" and the Founder of Monasticism. He lived as a hermit, which is a form of consecrated life called "eremitic or anchoritic life" The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us about what it means to be a … Continue reading Religious Life was begun by a hermit. Happy Feast of St. Anthony the Abbot!
Dear Friends in Christ, I have wonderful news of a great Christmas gift we received! We welcome four new Religious Sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Saigon from Vietnam. They are serving at St. Louis the King Parish in Glendale and Holy Spirit Parish in Tempe. Fr. Joseph Bui, Pastor of St. … Continue reading We welcome the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Saigon at St. Louis the King Parish!