August 29, 2014 07:37
August 29, 2014 07:37
August 05, 2014 07:51
I was leading a youth group trip out to Arizona, and one of the highlights was staying at a hotel on the rim of the Grand Canyon. One one particular morning, a few of us got up very early and walked over to the El Tovar Hotel. The restaurant was just opening, and through the large windows overlooking the canyon, we could see that it was going to be a glorious day. Shortly after we were seated,...
July 01, 2014 08:25
Wow, two posts back to back. Pretty exciting, huh? When I saw that Loyola Press is once again offering a 31 day sampling of Ignatian Spirituality, starting today, how could I not let you know about it?If you've been on this blog for a while, you might remember that many of the readers here took advantage of this cool immersion opportunity last year. At the end of the 31 days, we'll get to...
May 29, 2014 06:29
Just the other day, I came across something in our local Catholic newspaper that got me excited. The article was about a gentleman who was changing jobs at a Jesuit High School in Baltimore, and he said that one of his tasks at the school was to integrate St. Ignatius' Cura Personalis into the daily activities of the school. So, just what isCura Personalis you ask? It's Latin forcare for the...
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 04, 2014 18:03
After many drafts and revisions, I thought it high time to unveil a logo designed just for this site. Of course, I could describe each little part, since everything has meaning behind it. For now, I think, it would be better just to ponder it a bit. Any feedback would be most appreciated. A young lady I met while doing campus ministry at McDaniel College is the designer.I'm sure I must have...
February 10, 2014 06:52
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 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.