To Be The Voice Of The Pope !

Ten days ago, I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my life ! From July 24 to 29, I had the privilege of being the Holy Father’s translator during his apostolic visit to Canada. For 6 days, I was the voice of Pope Francis !

An Assembly To Be Totally Committed !

From June 19th to 24th, the Pius X Secular Institute held its General Assembly at the Maison du Renouveau in Quebec City, after having been postponed twice because of the pandemic. The Holy Spirit was present and the consecrated and associated members listened to Him to live this important moment in the life of the apostolic Family of the Institute.

Celebration Time in Guatemala!

Last Saturday, June 4th, on the eve of Pentecost, the entire Pius X Secular Institute was in celebration! By the laying on of hands by the Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala, Miguel Ángel Avendaño Toledo received the priestly ordination. He became the first Latin American priest of our Apostolic Family.

My Heart is Saddened

My heart is saddened since yesterday afternoon, when I learned – once again – of a gun massacre in the United States. This time, the death toll is 19 children in an elementary school, 2 teachers and the perpetrator of this massacre. We are talking about children, for God’s sake, who were probably already thinking about the school vacations scheduled in two days!

La Maison in Mission!

On May 17th, the members of the Corporation of the Maison du Renouveau met for their General Assembly. This annual event allows the members of the Corporation to receive the different activity reports and to propose new ideas for the continuity of the mission of the Maison du Renouveau.

I Love You With All My Heart !

In a few days, it will be Mother’s Day. Of course, I consider myself blessed to still have mine who, despite her advancing age, continues to be this complete woman. Her health may not be the same as it was 40 or 50 years ago, but her fortitude and desire to continue to pass on her values of love and faith still impress me.

To Renew All Things in Christ

On April 30th and May 1st, the Pius X Secular Institute’s delegates and substitutes will meet in a hybrid fashion (in person and virtually) to undertake the last stage of preparation for the 2022 General Assembly. This General Assembly will take place from June 17th to 24th at the Maison du Renouveau in Quebec City.

I Will Raise the Cup of Salvation!

On June 4, 2022, in Guatemala City, the Pius X Secular Institute will welcome in its ranks a new priest. It is Miguel Ángel Avendaño Toledo, a consecrated member of the Apostolic Family since 2007. He will be the first Latin American priest to be ordained in the service of the Church’s mission within the Pius X Secular Institute.

For an Integral Ecology!

For Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22, here are some statistics gleaned from the internet:
– From 15 to 37% of the biodiversity would disappear by 2050.
– Each year between 13 and 15 million hectares of forests disappear.
– According to the WWF, a fruit imported out of season by plane consumes 10 to 20 times more oil than the same fruit bought locally and in season.
– The sun provides the earth with 15,000 times more energy than man consumes. But solar and renewable energies represent only 0.4% of the world energy production.

Planting the Cross to Bring Forth Hope!

Here we are in the middle of our journey towards Easter, towards new life! Do we really believe in it? Even if the sun tries to pierce the clouds, they close in and become more and more threatening. The words of 2000 years ago sound like déjà vu. “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed” (Luke 23:44-45).