Love, Forgive, Pray

September 1, 2020

In the office of reading was Psalm 35. It starts out, “Contend O Lord with those who contend with me fight against those who fight against me!” This sounded to me like an Old Testament version of Stick and Stones. ‘Turn the other cheek’, ‘Trust in the Lord’. ‘Do not be afraid’. God is always…

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July 27, 2020

It is a crazy life that we are leading isn’t it!! I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the many of you that have taken the time to send a check, big or small to help us with our summer appeal! The notes that have been in some of the envelopes have given…

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George Floyd, may he rest in Peace.

June 11, 2020

I have been uncomfortable since the death of George Floyd (5.25.20). His death was hard to hear. Maybe, just maybe that is exactly what was needed, me to be uncomfortable. I have read the Cardinal’s letter, as he called racism a ‘scourge on society’. I have read the word from the Pope “My friends, we…

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Opening Soon!

May 14, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Holy Name will be OPEN for private prayer starting Monday, May 18, 2020, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A new tabernacle has been installed on the wall of the chapel and it is stunning. A gift from the Carmelite Nuns (New Caney) as they moved to a new…

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April 29, 2020

We at the retreat center are starting to pray through what ‘re-opening means? March 20th, we closed the doors of the retreat center building. It has been 40 days today! This makes me think of lent and the scripture story in the Gospel of Matthew (Matt 4:1-11), Jesus and His 40 days in the desert.…

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For the sake of the Joy

April 7, 2020

Hebrews 12:2 I have this sign in my bathroom to remind me of how I choose to live my life. In these days of anxiety and insecurity, again, I choose Joy.Today in the office of readings we are reminded from the Book of Hebrews (12:2) ”Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who inspires…

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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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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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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 ( 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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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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