Lent is HERE!

As we come fully into Lent, I would like to remind everyone to pray often!  One of the best sacrifices you can do is to give up some of your play time to prayer time!  Bi-directional conversation with God, through prayer and reading the Bible (and listening to God’s Words via the Bible and the world), is key to a good relationship with God, which leads to His saving Graces!

As you pray, remember this time of suffering by our Lord, Jesus Christ, and thank Him for all he has done for you!

In Christ

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Knights of Columbus and Religious Life.

Shortly after Easter Vigil Mass, the Superior General of the Brothers and Sisters of Reconciliation informed me that I was officially accepted into the Order as a Novitiate, and the Monday after Easter I gave my initial private vows.  I was already in habit, which had already been blessed, etc., and my studies continued.

A few weeks later I was accepted into the Knights of Columbus and in one night did my First and Second Degree ceremonies.  Because I was a Novitiate in a Religious Order, i was told that a 3rd Degree ceremony was happening the next day an hour north if I wanted to go.  My Superior General told me to go.  In that I was only a Novitiate I sat the ceremony as a Lay person and went through the whole process.

I had reached my thoughts of being able to go into the Knights of Columbus Halls I had seen in the past.  (I am STILL to go into the one in Maryland, that I WILL go into one of these days!)

I was one step closer to putting on the habit I had dreamed of years earlier, and even before it had been created!

Studies got more intense and days grew shorter as I read and wrote more!

 

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Easter 2008

At  the Saturday Easter Vigil before Easter of 2008 I was accepted into the Catholic Church.  This was a happy day for me, with my Superior General there as my Sponsor into the Church, my mother, father, sister and niece all present to watch me enter into the Church.

This was the beginning of my new and lasting spiritual life.  (I’m the bald guy on the right in the black suit…)

In Christ!

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