Jesus leads him out of his comfort zone

I find it funny that when Jesus cures a blind man (Mark 8:23) he leads him outside of town. For me, the town represents the blind man’s comfort zone. Even though he is blind he at least can feel his away around the buildings and know where he is. There will always be persons close…

Following God can seem like a caffeine high

Sometimes in following God’s will in the day to day I feel like I am on a caffeine high and I don’t know when it is going to end. This is the weird thing with God’s grace. It gives me super human powers which makes me realize more and more it is not myself but…

Simple Experience of My Vocation

Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Me too! But all of that changed… Here is a short video with the experience of my vocation. Watch here: Experience of my Vocation  

Motivation of My Vocation

To celebrate the Feast of Consecrated Life (Feb. 2) I made this video previously. I hope to make another video this year for the feast. Motivation of My Vocation

How to be Untouched by the Resurrection

  Longinus was a Roman soldier just like all the rest. He cursed heavily, mocked Jews and frequented prostitutes. The only thing that stood out about Longinus was that he was partially blind and thus a clumsy person. On one ordinary work day Longinus pierced the side of a dead criminal just like he had…

Not Alone

  They air was thick, the sky dark and the stench overpowering. Metal, wires and burning fires formed the debris of the world trade centers, it was a mountain of suffering.  New York city and the country was brought to its knees by the terrible acts committed on September 11, 2001. Human suffering is incomparable, tragedy…

Why did Jesus choose Fishermen?

There are two types of people in this world. Those that are fishermen and those that wish they were.  Now that I have offended half of my readers I would like to say that I don’t think it’s any coincidence that most of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen. If you indulge me a few moments I…

Baby Jesus

When Mary went shopping at the market place many people saw baby Jesus in his mother’s arms. I am sure some of the women said ‘oh, how cute, he has Joseph’s nose’. Mary probably smiled and thought to herself… ‘it’s a long story’. Indeed it is a long story! An angel, her cousin Elizabeth, a dream,…

Flashback to Birth in a Stable

Flashback moments. We all have them. Stories and movies use them to connect us with the past. Jesus surely also had flashbacks in his life and I would like to reflect on one of those moments. It´s Good Friday, Jesus has been arrested and after being put on trial by the Jews he is brought to…

Christ My King

The feast of Christ the King holds a special place in the hearts of all Legionaries and Regnum Christi members. I always love reflecting on a few elements that come together in such a feast as this. This feast first of all reminds me of Christ’s humanity. He has left heaven for earth. God, who didn’t need to,…

White Martyrdom

It’s not worth living for something that you wouldn’t die for. One of the strongest testimonies a person can give is to freely offer up their life for something or someone. It naturally makes an impact when we hear the stories of men and women that have given their lives for their country, ideals, family…

Seminarian and a Microsoft Building

I spent my first 2 years of seminary in Dublin, Ireland. The seminary was just south of the city and being four stories tall gave us a beautiful panorama of the countryside behind us and the city in front. The city was expanding at that time and there was new development close to the seminary. As I…

The Magic Rag

Do you ever wish there was more magic in this world like you believed in when you were a kid? One thing I love telling kids about is this magical rag and the different qualities it has. The first thing about this rag is that it is invisible: no one can see it.  It also never…

Seminary Neighbors

So who is your next door neighbor? Someone who was probably a stranger to you before you moved in. By now, you probably know your neighbor’s name and that of their dog. They may even be your friends. But for me, my next door neighbor is the reason I moved in. Let me explain, our…

Sacrifice: Virgin Martyrs and Mothers

Walking through the streets of Rome and reading its history I am awed by the stories of the virgin martyrs who clashed with the pagans of their time. There is something that makes the sacrifice of their lives so beautiful. There are certain elements in these virgin martyrs example that I believe fulfill what a…

Why Blog?

As I kick off my first blog, the first question to answer is why would a seminarian busy with studies want to spend time blogging? Why Blog? It is clear to me that God, by calling me to the priesthood, is calling me to service. Therefore, I believe that all I receive is not mine to…