Bishop Rivituso presents a plan for our Lenten journey: to encounter, to follow, and to become like the Lord.

“Caritas Christi urget nos”

For his motto, Bishop Rivituso has adopted the phrase “Caritas Christi urget nos” from Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. His message to young Christians is clear: in all that we do, “The Love of Christ impels us”.  As we anticipate beginning the Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, it’s important to ask ourselves the question, “what impels me in my daily life?” Rather than recreating the same laundry list of resolutions, Bishop Rivituso encourages us to resolve to follow Jesus and to resolve to become more like Him. He shares that the best Lenten resolution is not “to give something up”, but “to be more by giving more of our ourselves”.

About Bishop Rivituso

Bishop Mark S. Rivituso was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis by Archbishop Robert Carlson in May 2017. Born and raised in St. Louis, Bishop Rivituso attended St. Mary’s High School and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, and was then ordained a priest in 1988. He earned a master’s degree and licentiate in canon law from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, and Pope Benedict XVI named him a monsignor in 2005. While assisting Archbishop Carlson in ministering to the people of St. Louis, Bishop Rivituso oversees the ministries of Consecrated Life, Laity and Family Life, Office of Worship and the Permanent Diaconate. He also serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People.