A Lenten Prayer Journey: Its Official . . . I Still Suck!!!

It’s been over a week in this crazy prayer journey of mine and I have a shocking revelation for you. There has been no noticeable change in me. That’s right, I am pretty much the same person I was just a week ago. Even after praying six times a day for eight days now I … More A Lenten Prayer Journey: Its Official . . . I Still Suck!!!

A Lenten Prayer Journey: Sometimes Lent makes you do crazy things!!

There was a time when I didn’t particularly like Lent. All the talk of repentance, self-examination, and self-denial weren’t very appealing to me. But as I’ve grown, dare I say – matured, I have come to appreciate Lent. In reality I have come to realize that I need Lent. My close friend and former prof Joanne … More A Lenten Prayer Journey: Sometimes Lent makes you do crazy things!!

Holy Ale

I couldn’t resist sharing this. For Christmas my wife Lorie gave me a book called The Beer Devotional. It contains this prayer from St. Brigid: I’d like to give a lake of beer to God.                                                                                                                                                                          I’d love the Heavenly                                                                                                                                                                                                  Host to be tippling there                                                                                                                                                                                              For all eternity. I’d sit with the men, the women of … More Holy Ale

Disconnect to Connect

I’m just back from a 4 day silent retreat at St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor NL. Retreats, especially silent retreats, are great gifts.  There is a long tradition in the church of the need to get away, to retreat temporarily from the world. Just last sunday the Gospel reading told of how even … More Disconnect to Connect