April 12, 2018

Finding God in all creation

Surrounded by God’s beautiful creation at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Winter Park, Bishop Noonan joined a group on retreat for the celebration of Mass on April 7, 2018. Adults with special needs from around the Diocese of Orlando were gathered for their second annual retreat day focused on the gifts of God’s creation. “All … Continue reading “Finding God in all creation”

Greetings from Rome

More than 500 Missionaries of Mercy from around the world spent a few days of prayer and reflection in Rome organized by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Among them was Fr. Anthony Aarons, TOR. He is the Missionary of Mercy for the Diocese of Orlando serving as the Chaplain for Bishop Moore Catholic … Continue reading “Greetings from Rome”

Journey to independence

Shanaya Mims is what Catholic Charities of Central Florida caseworker Abigail Crocket describes as “a dream client.” Despite the curve balls that life has thrown at Mims, her resilience has been rewarded and things are looking up for the first time in a long while. Mims came to Catholic Charities through a referral from the … Continue reading “Journey to independence”

Pope Francis: never underestimate power of ordinary, gentle, Christlike priests

Pope Francis reminded the Missionaries of Mercy of the power of a priest simply being good, holy, gentle and simple, and warned them against being over the top. The Holy Father did so during the Eucharistic Concelebration, on April 10, 2018, in St. Peter’s Basilica, he presided over with 500 Missionaries of Mercy. In the … Continue reading “Pope Francis: never underestimate power of ordinary, gentle, Christlike priests”

Trust in the Lord

Deacon Jerry Rynda, Catholic Rural Life contributor offers us his experience with trust in the Lord to provide. “Learning to trust in the Lord’s care takes patience, willingness and experience.” As a young man, the Lord called me to serve him with my life. As I sorted through what that meant, and in my wanting … Continue reading “Trust in the Lord”