Fr. Aloysius Schwartz and St. Therese of Lisieux

Fr. Aloysius Schwartz and St. Therese of Lisieux

“THANK YOU LORD, I NEEDED THAT” On this Feast Day of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, it is good to recall how the Church Doctor and Carmelite nun broke like teams of wild stallions into Venerable Aloysius Schwartz’s (founder of World Villages for Children) soul. In...
Different Shades of Freedom

Different Shades of Freedom

FELT LIKE FREEDOM The plastic boat felt thin beneath the small boy’s feet. But the waters stirred up from the paddles that splashed onto the 12-year-old’s face and arms felt like freedom. As the boat pushed Edwin and his father over the Rio Grande River and closer to...
The Willing Victim: The Priest Nailed to the Cross

The Willing Victim: The Priest Nailed to the Cross

THE WILLING VICTIM: THE PRIEST NAILED TO THE CROSS PRIESTHOOD IN CHRIST In the concluding episode of today’s Lenten Journey, Fr. Dan Leary shares thoughts on the victimhood of Father Al’s priesthood. The centerpiece of one’s priesthood, Fr. Dan shares, is an...
The Saints Who Shaped Him Into One

The Saints Who Shaped Him Into One

THE SAINTS WHO SHAPED HIM INTO ONE In Episode 6 of the “Lenten Journey with Jesus and Fr. Al” Fr. Dan Leary shares intimate thoughts on ten saints who helped to engineer Fr. Al’s priesthood. Personally, one of the treasures of having researched the life of Fr. Al for...