Reflections on Life

Reflections on Life by Father Jerome LeDoux

Congo Square

Dazzling Magic of Congo Square

The grounds of the Plaquemines Government Complex in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, are so large that it was difficult to find the correct entrance to the site of an epic documentary movie shoot of Congo Square. Simo...
vitamins

 Does Your Body Need Vitamin Supplements?

February 5, 2018When I was on the mend from two cracked ribs, etc., the doctor prescribed, among other pills, a once- a-week-50,000-unit pill for vitamin D. That set me to wondering about the implications o...
robbery

We Must Not Be Lulled Into La-La Land

May 20, 2018 Society of the Divine Word Southern Province U.S.A. Provincial Superior, Father Paul Kahan, sent an urgent email to all of us at 8:20 in the morning of May 7, 2018. Held at gunpoint was the tit...
Paradise

What is your piece of paradise here?

May 28, 2018Due to ministry, rarely have I had an opportunity to view the Kentucky Derby Run For The Roses, aka “The most exciting two minutes in sports.” One might quibble over one or the other heavyweight...

A Greiving Mother’s Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018It was a month of Sundays since A Greiving Mother's Mother’s Day I had received a call from Hannah Augillard Benjamin, but the approach of Mother’s Day 2018 changed that abruptly. Dreary and pai...

Have Opioids Entered Your Life?

January 15, 2018The pain medicine Tramadol was prescribed for me recently, to be taken every six hours or according to my need, to suppress the pain attendant to two ribs cracked when I stumbled on a marble...
fort worth

Poindexter At The Bookends Of My Pastorates

 January 22, 2018Shortly after the October 17, 1981 beginning of my first pastorate at Saint Martin de Porres Church in Prairie View, Texas, Poindexter came to be a well-known name that formed part of the f...

We Waste Untold Amounts Of Spiritual Gems

January 8, 2018The outsize physical world in which we live is a paradise overflowing with myriads of spectacular fauna and flora stunning in their variety, purpose and utility to us. About 200,000 years ago...

Ex-Slaves Are Laying Siege To Heaven’s Gates

June 11, 2018                                                                                                         1Born a slave on June 27, 1766 in Saint-Marc in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Hai...

Every Column/Sermon/Task Is A Meditation

January 29, 2018 Though the following thoughts seem only clerical in nature, they pertain to every human being. When taken into ourselves and absorbed as part of us, a column, sermon, task and all human end...
Occupational Therapy

Willy Nilly – A Therapy Crew Becomes Family

Many assorted and fascinating families accrue to one over the span of a lifetime. It is not surprising in a profession like mine that every parish/church/faith community becomes a close-knit family. But there a...
Miracle of our Children

The Faithfulness of God: The Miracle of our Children

As I prepare my heart for Christmas, I am reminded of the greatest miracle mankind has ever known – the birth and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is remarkable that the same God who gave mankind His o...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving must be a Seamless Part of Life

If it takes Thanksgiving Day to make you focus on giving thanks to God, there is a severe deficiency in your attitude toward God, in your prayer life and generally in the gratitude you feel and express toward a...
Sisters of The Holy Family

175th Birthday of Sisters of The Holy Family

A field trip is ever exciting, especially if the occasion is something as rare as a 175th Anniversary. There was excitement at 11:00 a.m. November 19 on N. Union St. just south of Holy Ghost Church. Boarding th...
Father Ledoux Reflections flowers.

Poindexter at the Bookends of my Pastorates

Shortly after the October 17, 1981 beginning of my first pastorate at Saint Martin de Porres Church in Prairie View, Texas, Poindexter came to be a well-known name that formed part of the first bookend of my pa...