A very honest and inspiring personal testimony from one of the priests of Madonna House about his own personal poverty and weakness:
The Blessing of Poverty
by Fr. Denis Lemieux.
Blessed are you poor, for the kingdom of heaven is yours (Lk 6:20).
I have learned that there is only one place where I grow in faith, one place where I encounter the living God. That is the place of my own personal poverty.
I am going to reflect on my spiritual journey and on different ways in which I have encountered my own poverty, at least a little bit. At least enough that I am beginning, I hope, to know the blessedness of poverty.
I’m 45 years old now, and I’ve been a staff worker of Madonna House for twenty years and a priest for seven. I was nineteen the first time I came to Madonna House and twenty-five when I made my first promises.
When I arrived at Madonna House in 1986, for various personal and familial reasons, I was fairly “bruised and broken.” I don’t mean physically.
You can read the rest here.