Monday, March 06, 2017

Miles Christi Family Center (South Lyon)

Miles Christi, or "Soldiers of Christ", was established in 1994, in Argentina. Since then, the order has been dedicated to the sanctification of laity through discernment, formation, and Ignatian spirituality, especially the Spiritual Exercises. In the late 1990s, Miles Christi was chosen by Fr. John Hardon, SJ, to continue his mission of leading Spiritual Exercises. They led their first U.S. retreat in 2000 and, shortly thereafter, Fr. Hardon died.

Two priests and one brother moved to the United States and Archdiocese of Detroit in October, 2000, after the invitation of Adam Cardinal Maida.  They resided at St. John's Center in Plymouth until a Northville house, previously occupied by Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, was given to them in 2002

Below is a one-hour episode of EWTN's On Assignment that outlines the Miles Christi presence in the United States.

Construction of the Miles Christi Family Center began in 2010 and finished five years later.

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the Miles Christi Family Center was dedicated, blessed and held its first Mass. Miles Christi also has a house in San Diego.

Many more Miles Christi priests and brothers soon came to the United States; with more than 60 priests and brothers travel giving retreats, talks and spiritual direction nationwide.

Miles Christi frequently hosts mornings and evenings of recollection separately for young adults, men, and women respectively as well as weekly formation groups.

A small chapel seats about 70 people. Daily Mass is at 8:00am, Monday-Friday. Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered at 8:30am on Saturdays. Sunday Mass is at 11:00am preceded by Confessions at 10:30am.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is depicted at the altar. An inscription on the front reads "Dilexit me et tradidit se ipsum pro me" which translates as "He loved me and gave Himself up for me".

Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Joseph with the Child Jesus in the sanctuary.

For more info:
Articles about Miles Christi: National Catholic Register + The Michigan Catholic

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