A Time to Gather

New York, Feast of Padre Pio. This morning the city awoke to a chill, clear autumn day; the storms of yesterday have passed. The promise of a glorious fall is in the air. And today’s first reading, from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, seems right on cue. There is indeed a time for all things, and through all

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Padre Pio Reconciliation Mission

Thy Kingdom Come! Dear Missionaries, I hope this note finds you well, enjoying the last warm days of summer! Schools are open, Covid restrictions have been lifted – life has started to feel normal! For us apostles, normal means we continue to bring souls closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ! Next week, on Friday, we

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Last Chance Saturday

NYC Holy Week Mission Day 7 – Holy Saturday St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, SoHo.  Some of our missionaries like to refer to Holy Saturday as “Last Chance Saturday”, i.e. the last chance before Easter to get in that Confession you’ve been promising us you’d do all week.  And for those of you keeping up on

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These Things the Lord Has Done

NYC Holy Week Mission Day 6 – Good Friday  “And my soul shall live for Him, my children serve Him. They shall tell of the Lord for generations yet to come, Declare His faithfulness to peoples yet unborn: These things the Lord has done.” Ps 22: 31-32 Prince and Mott, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.  As

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Loving them Home

NYC Holy Week Mission Day 4 St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, SoHo.  On a beautiful warm and sunny spring day, our little missionary team of ½ dozen lay missionaries and 2 dozen joyful seminarians, headed south to our old stomping grounds, the increasingly trendy neighborhood around St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.  Some things had changed since our

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Opening a Path to Easter

NYC Holy Week Mission A woman walks into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for reasons she doesn’t understand or question. Born under Communism in Eastern Europe, she made her way to America in the 1990s and went on to build an investment business with multiple offices in the U.S. and abroad. She is confident and well put

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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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Money Changers in My Temple

SIGN UP for NYC Holy Week Missions | More info “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” John 2: 16 Dear Missionaries in Christ, Incredibly, Holy Week is just three short weeks ahead! Let’s use the next three weeks to prepare our souls to be the very best missionaries

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So Mundane and yet so Sacred…

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia is a very sacred place for me.  It was there, when I was 17 years old, that I felt the call from God to dedicate all my life to him.  The experience was intense.  It happened in a split of a second.  It was like an

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