Every year that passes was once itself young and promising. But once it is finished we lay it down before God as something we can no longer touch or influence.
Like the servant in the Gospel, we hold in our hands that talent before we return it back to the one who entrusted it to us. Is it dusty from being buried? Or is the coin worn from investing it, working it and multiplying it with our ingenuity?
And if we have the joy of returning more than we received, we no doubt understand what was at the heart of it all: God’s grace. He is the true source of all the good we accomplished this year and to him we return it rejoicing. Savor the good done, enjoy the peace that resulted and value the lessons learned from our shortcomings.
This leads us to a fitting motto for this new year: Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done! If there is any peace and joy and success in 2020 it will because his loving will is accomplished and the beauty of that Kingdom is made every more present in our world.
For this reason the Lumen circles will focus on the core value of Faith this year! Faith in him is the seed that makes any character and leadership we have bear fruit in this life and in the next. This first month we will focus on prayer as the source of all faith.
Fr Mark Haydu LC
National Chaplain, Lumen Institute
“Leadership: Theory and Practice 8th edition” ch 2, case 3
This year the Lumen Institute will focus the cases around the theme of different Leadership theories. Various chapters use the case time to focus on personal cases brought by the members which is fabulous, but for those who would like, we will offer cases from the seminal book on the subject “Leadership” by Peter G. Northouse. Each month we will explore different leadership theories. Fr Daniel Brandenburg of the Atlanta Chapter will provide a powerpoint summary of the theory to be seen before or during the circle.
Please remember the repose of the soul of our dear Lumen brother in Washington DC, David Blee, who passed away from heart failure as a result of an allergic reaction to a medication he was taking for a virus. Please keep his wife, Biz, and their three children in your prayers.
A New Years Message from Fr. Nathaniel Hennessey, LC, Chaplain for Lumen Houston
We would love to have your pictures and a couple of paragraphs to show what all of our Chapters and members are involved with on their own or as a group. It would be wonderful to witness the Lumen Action plan at work
Holiday spirit was in the air for the last homeless lunch of 2019, at Penn Station. Pierre Ferragu will continue to do this wonderful Lumen Action in 2020. Here is their schedule:
Tuesday, January 7th
Tuesday, February 11th
Tuesday, March 10th
LUMEN MANHATTAN - NY YACHT CLUB
Outgoing Chapter President, Steve Schroeder addressing the audience.
Susie McGeough – Testimony on blessings of Lumen
Lumen New Orleans Chapter Christmas Party
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March 26, 2020 An Evening Speaker Series For His Eminence, Cardinal Dolan. RSVP HERE