Yearly Archives: 2016

Our Death and Resurrection in Christ By Fr. Menard

Jesus did not suffer in our place so that we might not have to suffer, nor did he die in our place to dispense us from dying.  Inspired by love and faith, he suffered and died so that our sufferings and death might become like his: an entrusting of ourselves into the hands of the Father, a complete opening of ourselves to a Life that is unending.   There is only one victory over death, and it is won by loving as Jesus loved.  This love makes a man able to give his life for those he loves, because such love […]

Mary and the Mystical Body of Christ By Father Menard

Our age has witnessed a profound reaction against the excesses of Marian devotion.  Our contemporaries, especially the women, are irritated by any bias in favor of the exaggerated, the extraordinary, the privileged.  Books and sermons on the Blessed Virgin have long tended to inflated terminology and exaggerated praise (“Mary is almost divine;” “Her power is almost infinite;” “She is almost part of the godhead”).  Such a style disgusts a clear-thinking listener: Is not the truth about Mary beautiful enough, without people thinking they must improve on it if they are to do her honor?   It might be thought that many […]

Apostolos-5 November, 2016

Dear Confreres, In our Province, we have a day of prayer for our deceased MSA USA members on the Saturday following All Souls Day.  The passage from the Gospel reminds us of our hope for immortality.  The temporality and eternity is part of our faith; to be “a true-believer” (Fr. Jose Salazar) means to have hope in the Resurrection, to expect to be raised by Jesus on the last day.  Our Constitutions reminds us of this reality.  He called us to give witness that life doesn’t end with our corporal mortality.  So, in our family MSA USA, we honor the memory […]