Palm Sunday

NYC Holy Week Mission Day 1 Naples, Florida, April 10…  Another tranquil dawn in our outdoor prayer room in Naples. Well, not just “another”. In a few short hours, Evelyn and I will be jetting north to join a dozen or so joyful missionaries for Holy Week missions in New York, our first such Holy

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Compassion

In less than a week, our missionaries will be out on the streets of New York during Holy Week for the first time since 2019.  Our theme this year will be Compassion, as evidenced by the Father in the Return of the Prodigal Son.  Sign up to be a missionary. I recently wrote a short

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Reconciliation Monday 2022

For over a decade Steve Auth (aka The Missionary of Wall Street) and his wife Evelyn have been leading sidewalk missions at the Basilica in SoHo. This may be the world’s simplest and highest-yielding apostolate, with the lowest barrier to entry: we approach folks and ask them if they would like to go to Confession. The

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The Perfect “Yes”

There is so much going on in this simple painting of a single simple girl that every time I’ve studied it, I’ve seen more. As we enter the scene, we see a young woman, alone — in the dark. There is no architectural setting around her. The area behind her is simply black darkness. A

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A Tale of Two Trees

Third Sunday of Lent Homily offered by Fr. Eric Nielsen, LC, at Assumption Parish in Westport, Connecticut. Fr. Eric reminds us we are all called to be the gardener in the Gospel for one another. Think of how beautiful it will be when we take up that role and see each one of our lives

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“The Word of God is Living and Active”: When Motherhood, Faith, and Fitness Intertwine

For Kristen LeCompte, motherhood and fitness go hand in hand. She’s both a stay-at-home mom and a part-time fitness instructor, and has been working with a fitness program called Fit4mom, a program that supports wellness in women throughout all stages of motherhood, since her oldest daughter was born. But when she signed up to run

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2022 Women’s Lenten Retreat

On Saturday, March 12th the Regnum Christi team led by Linda Romagnoli hosted their annual Lenten Retreat for women.  This year the retreat was held at St. Patrick’s in Armonk, NY, and led by Fr. Eric Nielsen, LC.  Frs. Daniel Ray and Mark Haydu, LC, were on hand to offer Confession to the fifty women

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