Happy Anniversary

January 3, 2020

Today is the anniversary of the purchase of the Retreat Center. The paperwork for the purchase was signed on January 3rd 1947, 73 years ago!! January 3rd is the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, hence the naming of the retreat center, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center. It is interesting that today in the…

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Placing Jesus in the creche.

December 26, 2019

In the midst of preparing for Christmas, I have to stop and put Jesus in the crèche… The scene is set as it was 2000+ years ago. The world continued spinning. Most people had no idea the Savior of the world was being born. Only a chosen few, the angels, the magi, the shepherds were…

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December 21, 2019

It has been a beautiful Advent. Somewhere in the beginning of the journey I saw a comment, that there is ‘No adventure without Advent”. Adventure. So often I get caught up in my own world, my own adventure and forget the bigger picture, the part where God has a plan. We are near the end…just…

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November 20, 2019

I am still reeling with images from the weekend Gala!! What an incredible weekend. A lot of work, yep, but the final results were worth it! There were people from so many parishes, the recovery program, and even our own Cesar Prada was in house!! The decorations were amazing, the food delicious, but the community…

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Stopped in my tracks

October 30, 2019

I was so caught up this morning in all the busy-ness of the retreat center. There are wonderful volunteers helping to get auction items bidder ready for our upcoming auction 11.16.19. We have two different groups meeting here as well as our regular recovery meetings. It’s a busy place. My mind is going a hundred…

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October 23, 2019

What an incredible grace to have spent the last weekend praying and laughing with 70 men on a Catholic Men’s retreat. The doors that opened, the graces that poured were beyond joyful!! We also had a blessing of our new Saint Paul of the Cross statue. Bishop George Sheltz was here to do the blessing.…

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