In times of crisis — whether they be personal ones or those of a community — surely a return to the origin is needed, a return to what was chosen and desired at the beginning, in order to overcome the crisis with love and intelligence. This is perhaps the ultimate meaning of a crisis and the very reason that God allows it to happen. – – Father Marie-Dominique Philippe ‘The Mystery of St Joseph’, elaborating thoughts ingrained upon my being by Pope Leo XIII in the crucial social justice document Rerum Novarum–a huge influence upon my political and personal views.
An interesting note on tthe precious French family Father Marie-Dominique Philippe was born into and formed as an individual.
Father Marie-Dominique Philippe was born on September 8, 1912 at Cysoing, France, the eighth of twelve children in a family who gave the Church three Dominican brothers and four contemplative religious sisters.