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Time at the Hermitage and the Fullness of Gratitude

Time at the Hermitage and the Fullness of Gratitude

I had the privilege of time in our hermitage.  As you would expect everything was still and peaceful and I found myself being overwhelmed with this awesome sense of gratitude.  I am convinced that gratitude in many ways is a doorway to wonderful surprises.  At that...

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Meyer Group Gives Back

Meyer Group Gives Back

Last week, on a very hot day, the Meyer Group gave back by volunteering time beautifying the grounds at Clare House where retreatants can stay and reflect close to nature in a quiet and serene atmosphere.  Clare House and our Hermitages are located within natural...

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Somewhere something incredible is waiting to happen

Somewhere something incredible is waiting to happen

The first three days of this week were filled with bright sunshine and flowers and a softness in the air.  It is as though all of nature is excited to be around and blooming.  It is a time when, seeing all the flowers, you recognize and begin to appreciate all that...

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Surviving Under Pressure

Surviving Under Pressure

The past four weeks have been stressful because I was under a lot of pressure to get our new website  up and running.  Somehow or other I managed and now I feel rather happy with myself.  I am fortunately or unfortunately one of those people who do well under...

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Thought for the day

Thought for the day

How we live each day is so dependent on how we feel about ourselves.  We are made in the image and likeness of God.  God has made us GOOD.  And the unconditional love and mercy of God showers us each day with gifts.  Despite that we are often unable to see or believe...

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Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018

As a Franciscan there is little doubt that we recognize the need to care for creation.  Earth Day 2018 has focused us on the devastating effect that plastics have had on mother earth.  Plastisc are poisoning and injuring marine life, littering our beaches and...

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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Laudato Si and our Earth Day call us to live simply Happy Earth Day!  This year once again we ponder the strength and wisdom of Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care of Our Common Home.” Pope Francis seems to be looking at our world through Franciscan eyes....

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Celebrating Our Volunteers

On April 19, 2018 we had our annual volunteer dinner.  We  had an amazing evening.  You’ll know why when you look at our volunteers.  Terri Guillements. a quotation anthologist,  says “the world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.”  Let me tell you, we are...

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Bishop Gumbleton on Charism Day

Bishop Gumbleton on Charism Day

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton This year for Charism day we were gifted with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton who spoke to us about the most radical call of the Gospel:  The call to Non-Violence and Active Love.  Not only did he share passionately the Gospel call reflective in Jesus’...

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