The purpose of Radix is to form souls for God after the preliminary training in elementary and high schools is complete. Once youth enter the “real world” there is much more to learn than could have been offered during childhood. In order to allow souls to survive and even flourish in this modern world, they need the proper support and protection which a young adult group can provide. Recent projects have included the design and construction of an outdoor shrine for Our Lady at the new St. Joseph’s church property, religious trivia nights, fall parties with skeet shooting, hay rides, vollyball, and Christmas caroling at a local nursing home. Radix has recently taken on the phrase “Juxta Crucem” as their theme, since it was the senior class motto of one of their own who recently passed. Radix’s group motto is “Go forth and set the world on fire” —St Ignatius of Loyola.
The term Radix comes from the Latin word for root. It is the root word for the English word "radical" meaning that which gets to the heart or the root of something. It is used in the context of the “Root of Jesse,” the blood line from which St. Joseph, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ came. This group of young adults from St. Joseph’s Church and surrounding mission chapels chose this name because it references St. Joseph, their patron, and also links them to the devotion they ought to have for Our Lady in their pursuit of their ultimate end — union with Christ.
Radix meets every second Friday in the evening. To find out where the next meeting will be, please contact the secretary of Radix by sending a message to the email address which you will find below.
For more specific information about Radix, please take a look at their Statutes, a foundational document that explains what Radix is and what is required for membership.
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