A few dozen young men attended a two day workshop during the month of June at Westcott Study Center led by Canavox. The course was specifically addressed to young men and dealt with issues including dating, healthy relationships and marriage. Canavox is a cheerful marriage movement that offers reading groups to friends who support the historic understanding of marriage.
WhereYouAre has an app developed by Gus Bernardo. It can be downloaded from:
- iPhone, IOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/where-you-are/id1524745962
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.bemobile.whereyouare
Texas Family Enrichment is offering two courses this Fall: First Decisions for parents of children between 7 and 10 years, and Matrimonial Love for couples of all ages.
The current Year of the Family convoked by Pope Francis is a great opportunity to support initiatives that promote the family. That will help parents improve their relationships with their spouses and develop their child-rearing skills. In addition it will help young people discover the beauty of starting a Christian family. One of those initiatives is the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), a non-governmental, independent, and non-profit federation, whose primary mission is to support families through training. Among the IFFD inspired groups in the US is Texas Family Enrichment. In the last few years, as part of IFFD, the IFFD foundation has been developing an endowment that will provide stable resources to undertake more wide-ranging initiatives to support the family. Please spread the word and consider supporting IFFD by making a donation here.
Life in downtown Houston is starting to pick up. Traffic is getting busier and finding a parking spot on the street during the day is getting a little more difficult. It is a good time to increase awareness of the presence of the Holy Cross Chapel in downtown. The Chapel offers daily Mass at 11:35 AM for people working in downtown, and a priest is available every weekday for confessions and spiritual direction between 10 AM and 2 PM. This new video presents what the Holy Cross Chapel has to offer.
The Life of Christ by Giuseppe Ricciotti is considered by some as the best biography of our Lord. This is not a work of biographical fiction, where the author attributes words, deeds and even thoughts to Our Lord not found in the Gospels. Father Ricciotti's approach is different: "It has been my wish to write an exclusively historical and documentary work." Sticking strictly to what we know or what the Church has generally inferred from Scripture, tradition, non-Biblical sources, archaeology, linguistics and other disciplines, he produces a portrait of Jesus and his times that is nothing less than astonishing in its richness of detail.