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St.Paul, Epistle to the Ephesians 3:16-18.
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Study of the Virtues and the Deepening our Faith

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The Radix Group

Working together to ensure we are fulfilling our responsibilities as men in our families and the broader community

St.Paul, Epistle to the Ephesians 3:16-18

In Caritate Radicati et Fundati

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man, that Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, you may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.
The truly patient man neither complains of his hard lot nor desires to be pitied by others. He speaks of his sufferings in a natural, true, and sincere way, without murmuring, complaining, or exaggerating them..
Saint Francis de Sales
the radix group

Working together to ensure we are fulfilling our responsibilities as men

RADIX is a group of men working together to ensure we are fulfilling our responsibilities as men in our families and the broader community.  The role (or expectations) of men has changed dramatically over the last 70-80 years throughout society. We seek to reverse this change in our families and our communities.

Over the last 8 decades, little by little, confusion has seeped into the populous in ways that could not have been predicted. In a coordinated attempt to "improve" society (sometimes with good intentions), leaders, sociologists, bishops, politicians, teachers and others in positions of power sough to modernize society by challenging all truths and casting judgement on our traditions. They pulled up our Christian, virtue-based roots that served us well for thousands of years and replaced them with the thin roots of self-reliance and moral relativism which has fostered confusion and fundamental change in the structure of our society. The natural order that God created and fostered for eons was abandoned. The "good" intentions of a few has caused horrific results for the many.

In an effort to raise certain segments of the population they tore down others. While trying to bring people out of poverty, they attack the wealthy. While correcting injustice to the minority they attacked the majority. When trying to provide equal rights for women we tore down men. This is what we seek to address on a micro level.

Today, it is considered radical to be a true man with all the principles that come with that descriptor. Men, today, are addicted. Men, today, are abandoning their families. Men today are gossiping. Men, today, are stepping back when they need to be stepping forward. Men, today, are more concerned with offending someone than speaking the truth.

We cannot change all of this on our own but we can acknowledge the problem and change ourselves. RADIX was established to bring men together and stabilize them; to help them continually orient them to their Creator and help each other walk with our Lord Jesus Christ and imitate Him in our own lives. He gave us the perfect example of what a man is. He is a man saturated in virtues. He is unafraid. he is full of the gifts provided by God Himself (Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Council, Fortitude, Piety, healthy Fear of God).

Apart, we are scattered, vulnerable, and weak; Together, we are protected, strong, and foundational
RADIX has one single object which, if accomplished, will have inestimable downstream benefits to our families, parishes, diocese, society and the world.  Our object is to continually unite our will with the Will of God.  This means living up to the Lords expectations of us; not man’s expectations.  This bar is considerably higher and full of  virtue.

Fathers and sons

By uniting our wills to God Will, we will aggregate our prayers and charity and, God Willing, increase our impact on those in our communities. This will undoubtedly strengthen our faith in God and strengthen (and grow) the Catholic Church and society at large.

The only way to accomplish our goals is to come together and grow in virtue every day through the deepening of our faith and a commitment to being charitable with our God-given talents. This is an objective truth.

We will  study our history and bring forward those virtues, doctrines, and traditions that have been left behind. Many of these traditions are incredibly beautiful, solemn, and attractive. They lead us directly to the full Catholic faith without diluting Her teachings.

We will organize spiritual direction for our men, we will organize charitable events, and we will collectively support causes that are aligned with our spirituality such as the funding of seminarians, supporting our consecrated sisters, the training of priests in the sacred liturgy and the Extraordinary Form Mass, and supporting and encouraging priest in need of such support.

Our Mission

To become men as God had intended us to be for our families in our communities

To become increasingly united with God's Will

To become instruments for our Bishop and contribute to the build of a strong, vibrant diocese in Raleigh, NC

From the latin which means 'roots'. From the word 'RADIX' we also get the word radical.

e know we cannot solely rely on ourselves to reach our potential.  This confidence would violate the most important virtue of them all…HUMILITY. Some of this study must be done with other like-minded men; men striving for the highest virtue and guided by those who have consecrated their lives to God; our beloved clergy, our consecrated women, and, of course, our richest resource; our Saints.  By increasing in virtue and studying our Saints, our faith cannot help but deepen.  Like the roots of a tree seeking water, our faith will deepen as we seek the truth and stabilize our families.

“RADIX” in Latin means “roots”.  From the word “RADIX” we also get the word radical.  According to Merriam Webster, the second definition of Radical is:  “of or relating to the origin: FUNDAMENTAL”.  Roots provide life and stability.  This is true for plants and trees but also families, and societies.  This is especially true in Catholicism!  

Men in the RADIX Group:
  • Have a profound love for the traditions and doctrine of the Catholic Church which was given to man from God
  • Are, by modern standards, radical in that we believe in the natural and moral law and the existence of objective truths.
  • Interpret current events through these century old, tried and tested, traditions rather than casting judgement on history through the preferences of moment

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When Charity is deeply rooted in the soul it shows itself exteriorly: there is so gracious a way of refusing what we cannot give, that the refusal pleases as much as the gift.
St Thérèse de Lisieux- Story of A Soul
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Patron Saint of missionaries, sufferers, and the sick, Doctor of the Church
"Let the world turn upside down,
let everything be in darkness, in smoke,
in uproar - God is with us."
Saint Francis de Sales
Bishop of Geneva, Patron Saint of writers and journalists
"He is Holy Joseph, because his office, of being spouse and protector of Mary, specially demanded sanctity. He is Holy Joseph, because no other Saint but he lived in such and so long intimacy and familiarity with the source of all holiness, Jesus, God incarnate, and Mary, the holiest of creatures.”
-Saint John Henry Newman
Saint Joseph
Foster Father of the Son of God, Husband of the Virgin Mary

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By increasing in virtue and studying our Saints, our faith cannot help but deepen.  Like the roots of a tree seeking water, our faith will deepen as we seek the truth.
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