"It seems strange to say, but what can help modern man find the answers to his own mystery and the mystery of him in whose image he is created, is silence, solitude -- in a word, the desert. Modern man needs these things more than the hermits of old." Catherine Doherty

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Long time no write! But to answer all the calls, here is a post!

Well Advent has come and gone and so has Christmas, the time flew!
There was work with single moms, long term retreats, two advent plays to direct at two different parishes, services, Holy days, Christmas parties, hiking through the woods for a tree to decorate, fending off attacks from bears after chickens and ducks, time with friends and family and lots of long distance work to do ever since Sandy.

So keeping a blog updated was the last thing on my mind. 

I was going to get to it today then the plow truck broke down during a blizzard, the tractor snow thrower broke down next,..only after chomping my hand in the drive chain; 
but I still have all my fingers.

Seems God is telling us to slow down and make some time to be with him in quiet prayer, as with the entire season. Avoid distraction of world and refocus our lives.

Here is hoping your Christmas was blessed and peaceful.

As the new year approaches we gear up for many more retreats, already booked, more original Catholic theater productions in our multi-parish theater ministry, more work with pro-life organizations, young mothers and the local poor and the food shelf work, etc. Through it all staying focused on God’s will for the center and putting all trust in him.

Deus Tecum


The Mary Theotokos Retreat Center in Newark, VT.