April 2017

reNEWing: Sabbatical

     Every priest is encouraged to take at least one if not multiple sabbaticals during their ordained ministry years. Not all take advantage of the continuing education and opportunities to pursue particular interests that a sabbatical provides. I took my first sabbatical in 1998 and found it to be particularly helpful in my formation and …

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reNEW in Holy Week

     I have had one of the best Lents of my life this year.  Although not as true to fasting and works of charity, my prayer and reflection experience has been particularly fruitful. One reason for this is that I have finalized details of a mini (4 hour) retreat that I have been working on …

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Rise, reNEW, and Forgiven.

This weekend we hear the third in three long and powerful Lenten Gospels from John—this time telling us of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus is urged by Jesus to come out of the bonds of death and the cloths that symbolize being tied in the final grip of death. The word that …

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