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…

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…

Reflections from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the  Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA) Dear brothers and sisters The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”  Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”  (Mark 10:51) Today we reach the end of a very important section…

There is a war of liberation in our hearts “A new king who knew nothing of Joseph came to power in Egypt” (Ex 1). People have often been concerned about political tyranny. The ancient Jews resented Pharaoh; Jesus’ contemporaries resented the Romans. One of the ironies of our time is that peoples who have gained…

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