Let me share with you my most recent column in Catholic New York. I wrote about my visit to the “upper counties” of the archdiocese.
Here is an excerpt:
My first stop was for Mass with the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. The Feast of the Assumption was the 92nd anniversary of their founding by Mother Mary Teresa Tallon (whose cause for canonization the sisters are initiating).In my homily at their beautiful motherhouse in Monroe, I observed how the foundress was “way ahead of her time” in the priority she gave to evangelization. To this day, her sisters go door to door, wanting to get to know the people better, love them, teach them, and bring them close to Jesus and His Church.Mother Mary Teresa was shrewd in her insistence that her sisters could hardly “give Jesus” to others unless they first “had Him” themselves, and thus set “personal holiness” as a primary duty of her sisters, especially through daily prayer before the Eucharist.
You can read the whole column here.