The Friends of Father Aloysius

Bringing together the friends of Father Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F.

December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Go To "The Aloysius Blog" Link, Wait Until It Loads, Then "Click" on the Link

"The Aloysius Blog" Link takes a few moments to load. Be patient. Wait until it loads, and then "Click" on the Link. This blog contains writings of Father Aloysius. Please spend time to comment on the Blog. Then others can share your insights. Thank You.

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 29, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

Year 1971 — “The Present Crisis in the Church” by Father Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF

The following are excerpts taken from a survey in which Father Aloysius shares his insight into the “present crisis in the Church”. He wrote these words in the fall of 1971. These words are not only shocking but prophetic.

“The present crisis in the Church is a result of a lack of proper spiritual formation in the seminaries, and because of that, priests today are not as they should be. This crisis is going to become much worse because, in the present-day the seminiaries, instead… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

visit to Fatima

Dear Father Kevin.and Friends..a little update....I just remembered that during an R&R{my Husband Tony worked for the Ralph M Parsons Co in Saudi Arabia} he visited was a strange and wonderful was very cold...when he arrived by train it was very late and no one was at the station.....suddenly out of no where came a black car with 2 small children in the back seat! the driver elegantly dressed asked where my husband wanted to go and ended up taking him to I…


Added by belita william on December 13, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Volunteer Needed for Reel to Reel Tape Transfer

I just picked up 31 reel to reel audio tapes of Father Aloysius recorded during the 1950's. Does anyone have the capability to transfer these audio reels to digital? Please contact me if you are interested in this project. These are recordings of the early Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild meetings.

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 11, 2009 at 11:26pm — No Comments

new member

I have always had a special love for Father Aloyisus....MY husband of almost 40 years passed this October. In his youth he was a Seminarian at Silver Peak and Dominguez Seminaries...His wish was to become a Claritian Priest....but due to family hardship had to leave.....he never really got over this sadness....but much later married and our family total is near 30 of us! Tony....left the year Father Aloyisus came to Dominguez...but heard many stories from alumni friends over the years.....I… Continue

Added by belita william on December 10, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

"My Dear Children in the Blessed Mother of Fatima and the Most Holy Eucharist" - A Letter by Father Aloysius

May, 1971

My Dear Children in the Blessed Mother of Fatima and the Most Holy Eucharist,

On the 28th of this month of May, I interviewed the Most Reverend Father Anthony Leghisa, C.M.F., the Superior General of our Claretian congregation. After his examining most carefully all my petitions he was most paternal and most generous in granting every petition. New we all must consider and believe that this is the work of God, because we have the full approval of the supreme… Continue

Added by Fr. Kevin Manion on December 8, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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