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March 14, 2014 11:39
Four years ago today, I wrote my first post for Making All Things New. :) I certainly didn't know what I was doing back then, but the post isn't too bad, so I included it below. Today's post is the 651st post. Hard to believe.2014 is going to be a busy, but also transformative year for me. So much is happening, on multiple fronts, it's hard to keep it all straight. Things are really coming...
March 12, 2014 17:15
After what seems like forever, the snow is almost gone from my backyard. Beginning yesterday, I started my annual clean-up process, and I continued it this afternoon. Since we had such a crazy winter, it's going to take me some time to get it all done.Just as I was finishing up for today, I noticed that my little patch of snowdrops had begun their annual bloom. If you have to know, the correct...
February 26, 2014 14:22
A week from today, we begin the season of Lent, a time of prayerful preparation that leads to Easter.It's always nice to have some helps during these 40 days, and my friends at Loyola Press have created an on-line retreat calledAn Ignatian Prayer Adventurethat will keep us focused.
February 14, 2014 08:05
January 26, 2014 19:17
January 12, 2014 17:44
Over the past several days, I've been getting myself ready for my upcoming retreat. It's all a bit overwhelming, with lots to do and lots to think about.What are we going to do? What am I going to say?A reoccurringchallenge found in St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises kept coming up in my mind as I prepared my talks. I was thinking about what it might mean to those who will be listening to me,...
January 07, 2014 15:54
Funny how life is. This morning, I woke up from a dream, and the weather I was experiencing in that dream looked something like this picture.In reality, however, the Polar Vortex had finally come to Maryland, and it was about 4 degrees outside, but with the windchill, it felt like -20. I wanted to go back to bed and try to rejoin that dream of mine, but it wasn't meant to be. Oh well.
January 05, 2014 17:10
It looks like Maryland will luck out and not get hit too badly by the big freeze that's gripping the country. Just some freezing rain and a little snow later tonight. I'm looking forward to spring :)But before the warm weather comes, I'm going to be leading my firstMaking All Things New Retreatat the end of January, and I have a lot to do to make it a powerful experience for everyone coming.
January 01, 2014 09:49
Well, we made it. 2014 is here, and I hope and pray that it will be a great year for everyone.I don't know about you, but I have several resolutions that I plan to work on this year.A big one is to finish up my doctoral studies and be ready to graduate in the spring of 2015. I purchased some software recently that I hope will help me reach this huge goal. I hope they work like they're supposed...
Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.
Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest
March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.
May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.
Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.
To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.