They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”—-Luke 22:38
The 10th Mountain Division patch displays crossed bayonets in the form of a Roman numeral 10. I can’t help but think of the scripture above and pray for the intercession of St. Andrew, as these bayonets form St. Andrew’s Cross; my new Cross to pick up and follow Jesus. Fort Drum! Here I come! Climb to Glory!
In love with Jesus, our Mother Mary and every soldier and soldier’s family, no matter their faith; through the blessing of my Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the endorsement of Archbishop Timothy Broglio; with the support of my parents, family and friends; After years of prayer, preparation and paperwork;to nurture the living, care for the wounded and honor the dead; in complete fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church and the Constitution of the United States of America. Pro Deo et Patria—For God and Country; Please pray for me.
I have volunteered and been accepted to become an active duty Army Chaplain. Pending orders, I remain here in the beautiful Bronx to love and serve my parish of Holy Cross Church as their pastor until 24 June 2014.
About to offer mass for Tumblrs, family and friends. On the far side of the table beyond the crucifix, and the icon of Our Lady are my Christmas cards ready for the mail; a prayer list of my intention for this sixth day of the Octave of Christmas.
There is an urgent need, then, to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God.—Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei