was very thought provoking to see the unusual Spring snow falling
steadily outside the new House of Studies as we gathered to join
in celebration at the realization of this wonderful project for
our congregation. An obstacle to be overcome in the planning
of the day….but nonetheless the day went forward with much thanksgiving
It brought a
reminder of all the obstacles our Founder faced as he pursued his
vision for our congregation…winning out at last under the
guidance and protection of Our Lady of Sorrows. The lesson
is clear that the path in following God's will is never guaranteed
to be an easy one. Indeed when we have overcome obstacles
and difficulties along the way, the final reward is so much more
valued and our reliance on God's strength and grace is strengthened.
Please join us in praying for our current vocations and that
this new formation facility will soon welcome many more men willing
to commit themselves to serving God and his Church as a Missionary
of the Sacred Hearts.
May the peace and
love of Christ fill your hearts,
Father Bob McDade, M.SS.CC.