Week 42/14 and Week 43/14 Summaries


Week 42/14

Prompt: What have you discovered about yourself that surprised you?

Photo: Perfect Day for Applepicking

Quotation: When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, you find someone to carry you.” – Firefly, Episode 12, The Message

Rec: Mental Health Resources


REPOST: Breakdown

REBLOG: You Clean Up Good: 8 Hygiene Tricks for People with Body Issues

Donate a Photo

The Trevor Project

Crazy Mixed Up Soundbites Meet Pastoral Reality (reblog)

Let’s Make a Coping Skills Toolbox

October Recharge, 2014 (Summer Retreat Wrap-Up Also)


Week 43/14

Prompt:(None) Replaced with apologies and quotation: “All will be well, all will be well, in all manner of things, all will be well.” – Julian of Norwich

Prompt: Write about something you find sacred – like a personal talisman or inspirational item.

Photo: Local Eatery

Water from the Last Three Days

Quotation: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh

“As we journey, we do our best.” – Fr. J

“We can’t go back to our old lives. We’re not the same people.” – Sam Winchester, Wishful Thinking (S4,E8)

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Rec: My Retreat Resources (So Far)


Weekend Update (Plus Quotations!) (Reflection)

Weekend Update – Sunday (Reflection)

Ben Bradlee, 1921-2014

The Unexpected (Reflection)

The Train Station (Reflection)

Follow Me (My Personal Reflection on Mark 1:17)

Gospels Used During Retreat:

Mark 1:16-20

Luke 5:1-11

Water from the Last Three Days


Mohawk River


Mohawk River


Mohawk River


Looking across the Hudson River from Rensselaer to Albany, NY


Albany Skyline across the Hudson River


Hudson River looking south to the Port of Albany


Looking north up the Hudson River


Holy Water Font. The water that is in this font comes from the St. Kateri Spring and blessed. This is the same spring that St. Kateri Tekakwitha was baptised in.


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
-Elie Wiesel
Please look up the latest on Ferguson, MO. The protests are not over nor should they be.
I’ve also recently related this quotation to what’s been going on in the public commentary on the Synod with the Catholic Church. We should remember that this Synod is a first step and discussion should always be acceptable. I would also like to remind that changing the words doesn’t change the original intent or meaning.