Reflections on Life

Reflections on Life by Father Jerome LeDoux

Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

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...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Autobiographical Story of Brooke Lafleur

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 ...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

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...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

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...
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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...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

What do you know about Leaky Gut?

“I’ve been strongly debating becoming a vegetarian because so many foods disagree with me. After suffering for a long time, I decided to have a doctor do a complete analysis. The doctor wanted to know what coul...
Bee

What Happened to the Dreaded Killer Bees?

The whole scenario sounded like a made-to-order Hollywood horror movie, beginning with a well-intentioned Brazilian scientist, Warwick Kerr, who dreamed of developing a more productive strain of honey bee in hi...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

We’ll All Have Plenty in The Land Of No More

October 30, 2017 1While we have looked for more all our lives, the most wonderful thing God has promised us to possess and enjoy forever, aside from the Beatific Vision of God, is The Land Of No More. Only ...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Father Don Murrin’s Journey Tells of our Own

Since from a mere child Donald Murrin was convinced that he wanted to be a priest, it was no surprise that he was at Saint Augustine Residence in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi in restless retirement when I arriv...
of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Retooling the aging, the aged and the injured

Would that I had immediately taken the advice of Dr. Angela Mayeux-Hebert, MD who told me when I injured my right knee at the end of July, “Since you intend to practice ministry at your age, you need to do a re...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Adjusting to new wrinkles on an aging body

After 48 years of uninterrupted columns (June 5, 1969), since the below-noted column I have not written or emailed any columns out. Thus, my last column until now was the September 18, 2017In the column bel...
Levee

Most regions do not update their levees/dams

“In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers early Monday (August 28) began releasing water from two overfilled reservoirs in west Houston. The release was necessary, officials said, to avoid a c...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

Some things are unheard of by Most

In the midst of interviewing me a few weeks ago, entrepreneuse/Kreol editor Georgina Dhillon fielded a call from Jihad Muhammad. She let me speak to him to make at least an initial acquaintance by phone. “You t...
Hurricane

How many times does once in a Lifetime come?

The mighty Cajun Navy appeared in all their glory, towing their powerboats from Lafayette and other points in Acadia down the highways leading to Houston and other towns vulnerable to the caprices of wholesale ...
Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD

We can’t escape the magic of our minds/bodies

Totally atypical of the date, midnight January 1, 1995 sported a 62-degree temperature with the lightest hint of mist. We had just celebrated a 10:30 p.m., Mass on New Year’s Eve, timed to end at precisely midn...