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Miles Jesu is an institute of consecrated life composed of lay people and also clerics, with community life as the norm, and professing the evangelical counsels with vows. Our witness is through a lay charism and the lay apostolate, normally through secular occupations, reaching out to people of all walks of life to bring Christ into the secular world by the witness of our lives, in a spirit of availability. Our structure is that of an Ecclesial Family of Consecrated Life. (This structure also allows for membership for people in other states of life in addition to the consecrated celibate members.) We have members of both Latin and Eastern rites.


Totus Tuus Our Heavenly Mother
May, the month we celebrate Mother’s Day and all the fresh hope and beauty of spring, is an ideal time to stop and remember that Mary is our mother. She is not a being remote in time or alien in her perfection. She is not a disciplinarian. She is not even “just” the mother of Jesus. She is our own mother, too.
Adoration of the Magi O Come Let Us Adore Him
"Venite Adoremus. O come let us adore Him.” Whether in these exact words or some other expression of this idea, “coming to adore” is a recurring motif in many of the most beautiful songs of the Christmas season. Take a minute and think about your own favorite religious Christmas carols...O Come, All Ye Faithful. Silent Night. Joy to the World. Gesu Bambino. O Little Town of Bethlehem. There is a constant theme of the world dropping everything else, becoming quiet and still, and going to look at Jesus in the manger.
Faith in the Everyday Moments Faith in the Everyday Moments
It’s so easy to see a kind of apostolic glamor in the good works of others. Someone in my pro-life group talks a girl out of an abortion in front of a clinic one Saturday. A gifted retreat master comes to the parish and droves of people go to confession. A wealthy acquaintance establishes a scholarship fund at the local Catholic high school.
Corpus Christi in Lublin Life's Source and Summit
The Church has received the Eucharist from Christ her Lord not as one gift—however precious—among so many others, but as the gift par excellence, for it is the gift of himself, of his person in his sacred humanity, as well as the gift of his saving work. Nor does it remain confined to the past, since all that Christ is—all that he did and suffered for all men—participates in the divine eternity, and so transcends all times.”...
The New Evangelizaiton Simplicity
In everyday conversation, calling someone “simple” is not usually a compliment, suggesting that the person isn’t particularly astute, if not something worse. On the other hand in metaphysics and Christian philosophy, to be “simple” is a very good thing: God alone is completely “simple”—He is what He is, through and through, with nothing able to be added, and nothing able to be taken away...
 

Read More About Miles Jesu's Charism

Sacrifice and Joy
joy and sacrificeA “spirit of sacrifice” and a “spirit of joy” seem diametrically opposed at first glance. Say the word “joy” and thoughts of smiling faces, laughter, and pleasantness come to mind....

The New Evangelization
The New EvangelizaitonWe participate 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 (cf. LG 4).” ...

Availability:
The Gift of Saying 'Yes'

AvailabilityAvailability is a cornerstone of Miles Jesu’s charism. Paul Murphy, MJ (1939-1976), a domus member and an architect, had a sign on his desk at work which read: “God doesn’t want your ability. He wants your availability.” Well yes, really he wants both...

 

 

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