Fr. Brian Shininger LC and Fr. Joshua West LC led
a course for the Missionaries of Charity in San Francisco,
California this past May. The course was part of the
sister’s annual week of studies, which had as its theme
the apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.
took place from May 5-9, 2014, in the Missionaries of
Charity novitiate, and consisted of three talks per day on
different parts of the Pope’s document. Fr. Brian and Fr.
Joshua also celebrated Mass for the sisters every day and
were available for confessions.
In some of their talks about
the “charismas” in the Church, the priests used the diagram
and ideas from book The Quest for the Core:
of the Regnum Christi Charism written by Fr. Patrick Langan
LC and Fr. Owen Kearns LC, which the sisters reportedly
found very insightful, applying the main idea to their own
The course was also a fruitful experience to the priests.
“It was a renewal for us to give the talks
and celebrate Mass to the sisters and novices,” said Fr.
This is not the first time that the Legionaries have
worked together with the Missionaries of Charity. On another occasion,
they helped to distribute food for the poor in the
San Francisco area with the help of boys from the
local Conquest club, ministering to the homeless and sick. (Click
here to read the article on the RC website.)