How can we be at the same time children and adults? The Lord comes when we least expect him (Lk 12). That will be true at the end of the world; it is true now. If Jesus were absolutely predictable, we might settle down into a pattern which does not allow for improvement. He needs…

Insecurity is a perpetual concern of human beings Jesus said: “A man may be wealthy but his possessions do not guarantee him life” (Lk 12). Insecurity is a perpetual concern of human beings. Governments rise and fall because people feel insecure; marriages break up after endless arguments over money. Even disciples can spend much more…

We are called to shape our world In some degree all disciples of Jesus are aliens in a world which judges by very different standards. We are called to shape our world and yet the world is never ready to respond to the full message of the Gospel. What we can do is to live…

We are called to shape our world In some degree all disciples of Jesus are aliens in a world which judges by very different standards. We are called to shape our world and yet the world is never ready to respond to the full message of the Gospel. What we can do is to live…

10/1-James Baker, Bradenton, FL – $50.00 10/2-Margaret Berger, Aurora, IL – $50.00 10/3-Fr. James Bump, Belle Vernon, PA – $100.00 10/4-Paul Savino, Flushing, NY – $50.00 10/5-Laverne Herlofsky, Robbinsdale, MN – $50.00 10/6-Ruth Schepis, S. Easton, MA – $50.00 10/7-Constance Mumment, Walkerton, IN – $50.00 10/8-David Pfannenstiel, Hays, KS – $50.00 10/9- Stephaine Klopfenstein, Ontario,…

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Illinois Community, Aurora, IL) Two women hold center stage in this reflection. The story of the first is told in the Book of Kings. The second story is told by the evangelist, St. Mark. It is important that we not romanticize them. Poverty and starvation are not beautiful. We…

By Fr. Ioane Sigarara, MSC (Military Chaplain) It is early August and right at the end of the hottest time of the year in Afghanistan. The temperature varies from 115F dry blistering heat in places such as Kandahar and Helmand Provinces in the South to sweltering humid 110 F in Jalalabad, Gardez and Khost provinces…

Today is the feast day of the seven MSC martyrs. Blessed Fathers Antonio Arribas, Abundio Martín, José Vergara, Josep-Oriol Issern and Brothers Gumersindo Gómez, Jésus Moreno and José del Almo were beatified in May 2017 and are the first members of our Congregation to be declared blessed. These seven Missionaries of the Sacred Heart lived…

By Fr. Mike Miller, MSC Secretary General - Rome, Italy.

On Saturday, Oct 13, seven members of the General House community and an MSC guest spent a day of community fun starting with a three-hour high-speed train ride, 300 kph, to Milan Italy.

We first visited the Duomo, Milan’s Cathedral, where St. Ambrose preached, and St. Augustine listened, finally. On the right-side wall as you enter, chiseled on a very large marble slab are the names of all the titular bishops on this major church extending back to the first century. St Ambrose is the eleventh. Literally carved in stone is the apostolic succession of bishops visible to the eye.

Duomo: MSC, Frs. Roberto, Hans, Ben, Mike, Jean Jules, Aris and Quy.

We not only marveled at the religious artistic engineering of the flying buttresses, chiseled statues and sculptures from ground level, but from the roof top we saw the majestic view of the city and the attention to detail on the roof where only a hardy few see the complexity and simplicity of this beautiful testimony to God’s grandeur.

At trattoria. Jean Jules, Hans, Ben, Roberto, Aris, Quy, Mike, Hermas, all MSC, only one local draft beer each, delicious.

After a delicious lunch in a trattoria near the Duomo, we visited the Basilica of St. Ambrose, plus a spectacular fort castle from the Middle Ages.  All are very impressive sites.

Fr. Roberto and Fr. Hans

Fr. Mike and Fr. Roberto

The hut façade with the entrance portico.

Fr. Mike

St. Ambrose interior.

Pulpit in St Ambrose.

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Returning on the high-speed train, we arrived home safely, physically tired but spiritually renewed in our Catholic faith.

By Br. Warren Perrotto, MSC (Sacred Heart Villa-Center Valley, PA) When one first enters a formation program to Religious life, he/she is filled with much idealism about his/her vocation. With the passing of time, through God’s grace of perseverance and living the vowed life, the idealism begins to take on a clearer and realistic vision…

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