Tuesday, March 3, 2009

They came....and they saw

This weekend (Feb. 27th-Mar. 1st) we had the opportunity of hosting two gentlemen (Gerry and David) for a "Come and See" style discernment weekend. Gerry was coming from Dallas, TX, and David from LA, CA. Both of them came with a great deal of interest in getting to know us better and also come with many gifts and an intense desire to know and follow God's will. The weekend was spent acclimating them to their new and snowy surroundings and introducing them to the friars and rhythm of life at St. Bridget's. At the end of the weekend, which was capped off by some excellent cooking by Br. David, both reported that they would like to continue journeying with our community. Please keep both Gerry and David in prayer! Please keep in prayer as well this upcoming weekend (Mar. 6th-8th) as I hope to co-sponsor with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Benedictine's of St. Vincent's another discernment weekend at our retreat center in West Virginia (Priest Field Pastoral Center). This weekend has been planned for about the last six months or so and all we need is at least 8 men to commit to attending! Finally, there is another discernment retreat weekend planned for March 20th-22nd. At present two men are planning on attending...but there is always room at our table for more! Take good care and may the Lord bless you with a deep awareness of the possibilities for transformation that this Lenten season holds out to us both personally and communally! Pat, TOR


Fr. Carl said...

Great job Pat!!!

Bill said...

Thanks Pat, I appreciate you furthering our spirit.