The Lenten Journey is the same thing. If you forget to pray, fast and do alms-giving, you won’t get far in the spiritual life nor arrive to Easter so as to welcome the Risen Lord. The Church recommends these Lenten practices because they bring you closer to God, make you better and bring you out of our comfort zone to serve the needy.
Fr. Kevin Baldwin, LC
The retreats were themed “I am Legend” to highlight the idea that God called the retreatants to make a difference in the world and leave behind a meaningful legacy. The theme also refers to a movie where a soldier scientist saves the world from zombies, thereby himself becoming a “legend”.
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Fr Michael Moriarty, L.C., was born in Atlantic, Iowa on August 18, 1980 and grew up in the town of Lawrence, Kansas. In 1999 he graduated from Sancta Maria in Lawrence. He entered the Legionaries of Christ as a novice on September 15th of 1999 in Cheshire, Connecticut. After one year in Cheshire he went to Salamanca, Spain where he made his first profession of vows and studied classical humanities studies. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Our Lady of Thornwood in and spent three years of internship helping provide spiritual formation for businessmen in New York City. He then moved to Rome where he made his perpetual profession of vows and obtained a Licentiate degree in philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical College. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he serves as auxiliary chaplain for the Lumen Institute.
Although it hasn’t always been easy to persevere in the priestly vocation, the difficulties and sacrifices you have to make in order to follow through on God’s call are well worth the effort if you can help those who are in spiritual need. It’s always apparent that setting aside your life completely for Christ, he makes of you an instrument of grace in the world. It’s a humbling, yet awe inspiring experience, to be a channel of God’s love to the souls he wants to touch through you. If this experience, simply as a seminarian and a deacon, has been tremendous of the past years. I can only imagine how truly awesome it will be as a priest, celebrating the sacraments of Our Lord’s own Body for the spiritual nourishment of souls in the Eucharist and pardoning sins with the Father’s own merciful forgiveness.
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