February 10 20014
My dear friends and family,
I am writing you all to inform you of a great thing which has happened to me sent you last saw me. You know of me trying to start a new community for men that couldn’t fulfill there call to serve our Lord because of their age. I myself have been trying this for 4 years now has also started it in Kenya. As you know by my news letter that the church would not allow the brothers to come to the U.S. so with the help of the Holy Spirit started it there in Kenya. The Spirit has moved so fast there that there bishop is taking them and they will soon be taking their vows with him, within six months of them starting. As for me I can’t get my brothers that are scattered all over the U.S., to come together. In my prayers to the Lord I reminded Him that we all are not getting any younger (all in the 50’s, 60’s). I soon found out why. I received a call from an order that had rejected me 4 years prier, informing me that they wanted me to come and visit them there in Santa Paula. While there they came to tell me that with all I had been doing and seeing my spiritual growth, wanted me to join them immediately. I was confused and went in to prayer on this. What was I going to do with the community I was trying to get started here? This is when I could see why I couldn’t get it started here, but in Kenya it toke off instantly. I was to start it there and now that it is under their bishop I am to let go and now start my life here with the Canons. The deacon that wanted to join me was also called to an order in Calf, while the other brothers sill couldn’t break form their families. As of Jan. 31 2014 I am now here in Santa Paula Calf with the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception and hope to take my vows this September. I believe that because of my faithfulness to our Lord, He has granted me with this blessing to now serve Him as I have been trying to do for many years. I hope you will look us up at www.us.cricusa.com to see what we are about and of course see how you can help. I will be a brother so will be working to maintain the repairs, cleaning and part of the cooking for the community. I hope to send you more about us through the mail and if you want to be taken off of the list, please let me know. God bless and hope you keep me in your prayers as I will for you all.