Miles Jesu participates in the Church’s mission principally through the new evangelization: led by the spirit of the Gospel for the sanctification of the world from within as leaven. Our goal is to provide a specific means for the laity to recognize and live out the call to become saints, not only by work but by family and social commitment, and to help others become saints. This calls for leaders in seeking the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and
by ordering them according to the plan of God.
Our Golden JubileeOn January 12, 2014, Miles Jesu joyfully celebrated the 50th anniversary of our founding. Being in Mary’s especial care as “Sons and Daughers of the Immaculate Heart,” and under the unique patronage of “Our Lady of the Epiphany,” we look back over the past half century with deep gratitude for the uncountable instances of Our Lady’s help and protection and inspiration. The jubilee year was begun with Masses of thanksgiving followed by parties in various corners of the world.
Our Golden JubileeFittingly, the biggest celebration was held in our “cradle”—Phoenix, Arizona and was hosted by the men’s community on Baseline Road with help from the nearby women’s community as well as many friends. The festivities began with prayers and an outdoor Mass under the orange trees, with the sun shining cooperatively out of a deep blue sky onto the 150 or so gathered in the courtyard with its shrine to St. Joseph. There were old and new friends from the Phoenix area—including a few who are able to remember the earliest days of Miles Jesu—and there were also those who arrived from many other parts of the United States as well.
Habemus GeneralumThis May, in this special Spring of Miles Jesu, members from around the world gathered at our General House in Rome to elect our new government. The elections were presided over by Fr. Barry Fischer, CPPS, whose term as Commissary ended with the election of our new General Director. Archbishop Filipe Iannone, Viceregent for the Vicariate (chancery office) of Rome, was an official observer for the election of the General Director as well as the election of the Men’s Branch Director.
Mary: the Undoer of KnotsIt is a fact: Mary always brings us to Jesus. She is a woman of faith, a true believer. But we can ask: What was Mary’s faith like?
1. The first aspect of her faith is this: Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin (cf. Lumen Gentium, 56). What does that mean?
The Source of RenewalAs we know from personal experience, whatever generosity we bring to Christ’s Sacrifice on the altar – in offering ourselves and others – such we also take home with us in graces. The more we try to expand our hearts in praise and petition, thanksgiving and repentance, the more Our Lord fills these new “spaces” He finds in our hearts.
Divine MercyI never thought that I would have the opportunity to visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Poland. I think it was my aunt Geraldine who first introduced me to the chaplet of the Divine Mercy.