I will not be posting for a few days. I am heading to Assisi for a few days of quiet. I will be staying at a little pensione that has remarkable views and has a 14th century chapel attached to it where I will be able to celebrate Mass each day. If you want, you can leave your intentions in the comments here on the blog or on facebook.
My most recent life has been a period of priestly conflict. I have a great deal of respect for the priests I lived with, but we agreed about almost nothing. I used to joke about the fact that the two things Jim and I agreed upon was scotch and Jesus.
This is why, when it happens, that true priestly fraternity, a sharing of similar ideas and common goals, along with the communion in the suffering and the struggles of those working together in a divided church, when this fraternity is experienced, it is remarkably refreshing. Both in Pittsburgh and in Rome I have had these experiences and it has been wonderful.
3 priests, 2 members of societies of apostolic life (me and an Oratorian), 1 Dominican brother, 1 Benedictine brother, 2 New York seminarians, and 2 lay men open to the priesthood (Dennis Vu and another gentleman).
With Fr. David Spencer, a Mercedarian from the USA studying Liturgy in Rome.
Omnia Christus Est Nobis
Christ is everything for us!
I am a Roman Catholic Priest from California. I spent 13 wonderful years years as a member of the Province of the Pacific in the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The outline of my life can be traced here.