• Joyful Pilgrim Files – Finally!

    So on my “Pandemic Calendar” of tasks to do each day, today was the day to FINALLY update the website with some detailed information about the Joyful Pilgrim workshop that ran this retreat season at the monastery. So for those of you who attended but need some notes to refer to, or even for those of you who may have selected a different workshop (or a nap!) that day and wish you had the information, now is your chance. Please feel free to visit the page and reference the various files. Granted, it’s not as in depth as the workshop and without being able to really walk you through it…

  • Sight and Sound Theater: JESUS

    FYI, if you get TBN Network or have internet access and go to TBN’s website, you can watch their production “JESUS” for free this weekend. Please visit the link to visit the website for more information – please note that you may have to create an account to view online, but there is no cost and you can opt out of emails and promotions. Sight and Sound Theater Presents: JESUS

  • Time Flies when you are Quarantined.

    I find it hard to believe that it’s been almost two weeks since I last posted. Well, maybe not, as time usually gets away from me and I’m not a very consistent blogger — but I had this vision of utilizing some of my quarantine time to get into the routine of blogging and sharing what was happening here or items of interest that I might stumble upon, and somehow, still, I haven’t lived up to my own expectations. So if you are one of the very few people who actually visit here and read what I have to say, let me update you on the past few weeks. First…

  • Adoration Around the World

    While watching the Live Stream Mass from the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, the priest mentioned something in the homily that started me thinking about looking for resources beyond my own diocese. I’d like to share some initial finds with you – so that you can check them out as well! This first blog lists a good number of websites where there are webcams set up for Perpetual Adoration. Your options vary from locations around the United States (such as the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe) to distant places such as Tyburn Convent in London or even Lithuania, Poland, Brazil, and Germany! Take a peek when you click HERE.…

  • Some Resources for your Quarantine.

    I am sure that many of you have been bombarded with emails from every possible business, your parish, schools, and more – with plenty of suggestions for how to save more, shop better, and fulfill some of the space left by social distancing and quarantine.  I wanted to just toss a few suggestions out here that might be of use to you.  Just a limited few.  You already have extensive collections of information to pour through, but I wanted to share a few links that I’ve visited recently that you might find of value. Diocese of Pittsburgh Live Stream — Mass, prayer, and more. Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy —…

  • Pandemic Pondering

    Who would have thought, just a few weeks ago, that we’d be where we are today, schools and businesses closed, students at home, social distancing, bickering on social media and message boards over the ‘crimes’ of our politicians and the parents who can’t seem to keep their kids at home.  For me, personally, I am hoping that this is an opportunity to be attentive to some things that have been neglected in the recent months.  Allow me to entertain you by naming a few. This blog and website:  I keep promising to blog more, to update faster, to add more – yet I continually get caught up in all that…

  • Rainbow

    A little reminder that He is always present, always faithful, even when He is hard to see — if only we would take the time to look for Him.

  • Ashamed.

    I am not proud of myself when long stretches of time slip by during which I have neglected both the blog and the website in general. When this site was first put together, I had quite the vision of a multipurpose website that could accomplish a few different things. First, it would be a clearing house for information about the workshops and talks that I deliver, so that those who ask for notes, information, or summaries, could access and download that information online in a neat and concise format. Second, it would host a blog where I could share tidbits of information, insight, humor, and more. And then third, it…

  • CHJ: Fellowship Dinner

    This evening, our “Consoling the Heart of Jesus” group retreat members put on the weekly Fellowship Dinner for our parish. I can’t even begin to explain what a joyous occasion that it was. I am scrambling, trying to pull together our summer faith formation program that begins on Monday, but there was no way I was going to duck out of this dinner. I was looking forward to seeing some of our group members, who I hadn’t crossed paths with in a long while. But the event very quickly became more than that. The hall was packed, the food was great, everyone was in good spirits, but after I led…