Month: March 2020

Trust

March 31, 2020

Last night was one of those beautiful eerie nights. I sat outside and prayed evening prayer. I contemplated this God who is ‘hiding’. It was dark. The upper layer of clouds shadowed the night, even as the lower level of clouds swept past. Then in the darkness, a foggy light, the moon was slowly revealed.…

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The Prayer of the Church

March 28, 2020

Those of you whom have been participating in our retreats over the past few years know that we have incorporated the Liturgy of the Hours into specific prayer times. A few people have expressed surprise when I said that ‘after the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours is the most important public prayer of the…

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Covid, Lent and Spiritual Battle

March 26, 2020

Just as I was preparing this reflection on ‘Covid, Lent and Spiritual Battle’, I received an email with the following quotation from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: “My Dear Wormwood, Plagues are a most effective weapon given to us by our father below. Normally, Christians are quite comfortable in receiving the dreaded sacraments and…

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A Garden Lesson

March 26, 2020

I was reflecting on the office of reading this morning. St Leo, the great, a pope wrote about the Passion of Christ. He says, “The business of this life should not preoccupy us with its anxiety and pride so that we no longer strive with all the love of our heart to be like our…

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How Long Lord?

March 24, 2020

Such is the prayer of the author of Psalm 13. It is our prayer. Paradoxically, or tragically, it has taken a pandemic to distract us from the most recent abuse crisis in the Church. It’s just one thing after another. How long, Lord?  Even as I am preparing this reflection, State Governors and city mayors…

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COVID-19

March 21, 2020

Message from our Superior General Father Joachim Rego, CP to the Passionist Family

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St. Corona, pray for us!

March 21, 2020

I was just doing some research on the internet and came across these interesting articles about ‘Corona’.  I found some interesting information, according to Metropole (https://metropole.at/corona-the-saint/) the patron saint of plagues is…(wait for it)….. Saint Corona!! “She (Saint Corona) is responsible for money, butchers, grave diggers and bad weather. And she is also there to protect…

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On Holy Ground

March 19, 2020

Lenten-Easter Newsletter

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Open for Prayer

March 17, 2020

Good Monday Morning, I pray that this finds your pantry full and your soul blessed. We at Holy Name Passionist Retreat center have prayerfully considered all the options for the retreat center in this time of uncertainty and disquiet. In response to the COVID-19: The retreat center will stay OPEN for private prayer and recovery…

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CDC Notice

March 11, 2020

We, at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center, are actively engaging in the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for community mitigation precautions. We are: Daily disinfecting all kitchen and public areas. Following CDC recommended personal protective measures. Hygienically cleaning Private rooms as clients depart. Implementing an action and notification plan for information. Following…

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