Friday, April 12, 2013

Just Ahead

Tomorrow morning:

The Monthly Pancake Breakfast at my church.  A lot of people from the surrounding area come.   It will be busy and crowded and noisy.

Tomorrow evening:

The Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, where I did my spiritual direction training.  In a moment of weakness some months ago, I agreed to host the speech-ifying part.  Since someone from each of the ten classes will be saying something, I'm going to talk about Ignatian repetition in prayer.  I also have one joke, because I was instructed to be funny.  Jokes are not my thing; usually I cannot remember them for more than about a second.  But this one made me laugh.  Let's hope I can remember it for another twenty-four hours.


A complete and total day off.  With some laundry and packing.  Because . . .

Monday morning:

A drive to Pittsburgh for the seminary Taize' service and visits and lunch with professors and

Monday afternoon:

Keep driving until I reach Wernersville for dinner, a meeting with the lovely man who's been my director there for now the fourth time, and

Silence begins.

In my head, I am already there!

Image: Wernersville Jesuit Center, October 2010


  1. Enjoy your retreat. I go off to clergy conference next week and then back for a couple of days before I leave for 8 days of CREDO. I am so completely there with you, yearning for - well I won't get silence - but I will at least have stillness while someone else is in charge. Peace!!!

  2. May God speak to your heart very deeply on your retreat. Blessings and peace.

  3. Wishing you a peaceful, restorative, and discerning retreat. Oh, and good luck with the joke!

  4. Sorry to have missed you at the dinner. My wife and I had to leave before the speeches to relieve the babysitter. But it was an enjoyable evening, and hopefully it continued to be so!