COVID Guidelines for Activities at Featherock in Texas

In view of the CDC, State of Texas and Diocese of Victoria COVID-19 health and safety guidelines intended to protect health and safety, a series of recommendations for all those who visit and work at Featherock Conference Center has been put in place until further notice. In additon all attendees will be required to sign a release waiver.

LCT Days - Dallas, August 5th-9th

For the past 15+ years, Leadership Camp Texas has helped boys in grades 5-8 advance in the qualities essential to any man of character: a strong faith, a spirit of service, a commitment to excellence. Our campers learn about what it takes to be a leader and to grow in maturity in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
Though the overnight camp was canceled because of health concerns in the current pandemic, each participating city in Texas was encouraged to hold their own day camp. We are pleased to announce that LCT Days - Dallas will be held Wednesday, August 5th to Sunday, August 9th. Camper activities will be held from 9 am to 4 pm each day.

Helping Our Children to Navigate Gender Ideology

Canavox has announced a new video series by Ana Samuel, Ph.D. titled Helping our Children Navigate Gender Ideology. The videos are geared toward parents and other caretakers. Each video presents case scenarios broken down by age group (links below) for Elementary, Middle, and High School Years. In the case studies, Dr. Samuel offers ideas for how to articulate to your children about the beauty of their sexuality and encourage them to apply the wisdom from home in the situations they find themselves in at school and with friends outside of the classroom.

New Litany of Loreto Available

Pope Francis has added three invocations to the Litany of Loreto, said by many Catholics as part of the Rosary. The new litany is available as a web page or as a pdf file

“Mater misericordiae”, the Latin for “Mother of mercy”; "Mater spei", or “Mother of hope”; and “Solacium migrantium", or “Solace of migrants” are the new invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Litany of Loreto, which is often recited at the end of the Rosary.

Houston/San Antonio Activities Reverting to Online-Only

Number of COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals per day up to June 26, 2020

Number of COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals in the vertical axis, versus the date from April to June 26 in the horizontal axis (Data from https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com). 

Given the significant increase of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas and Harris County (see graph above), following recommendations from local authorities, and evaluating June attendance trends, recollections in the Houston area will be reverting to online-only until further notice. After what we all have gone through in the last few months, this is a very difficult decision to make. However, given the data, it does not seem to be much of a choice at this time.   

Helping Youth through Virtue and Technology

In his first day as Prelate Monsignor Ocariz referred to three current priorities for Opus Dei: youth, family, and people in need. Partly inspired but those priorities, VIRTECH (Virtue and Technology), based in Houston, has been in the works for a few months. VIRTECH has been established as an independent non-profit foundation dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth to succeed in their lives through organized educational programs in character formation uniquely combined with the professional use of new technologies with individual attention and participation of parents and guardians. For more information check this presentation or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Video of a Gathering with St. Josemaria

As the feastday of St Josemaria approaches, one way to experience his cheerful love of God and people might be to watch a recording of one of the many gatherings he had with members of Opus Dei and others in Spain and Latin America in the early 1970’s. These get-togethers have been digitally conserved and remastered, and are being made available by Beta Films (https://opusdei.org/en-us/article/saint-josemaria-remastered-betafilmsplay/).