Saturday: I'm at our residence in Houston. I had a safe flight home Thursday, but three hour delay! Those of you travelling know the state of air travel right now. Lots of delays and cancellations. Bright sunny morning. I am working with my producer on new episodes that will air next month. Working out later. There is an overeaters anonymous retreat going on this weekend. Also, lay partners will be here this morning meeting and talking about Passionist spirituality.
****I will be preaching the Sunday Mass live on EWTN next Sunday August 21st. I will meet with execs the day after about my programming. Also a series I produced about being fruitful will air Aug. 15-19th at 5:30 pm ET.
When I was in Louisville Wed/Thursday: Here are some pictures I took: 1) Front of Sacred Heart Monastery 2) Inside back of St. Agnes church connected to the monastery 3) Front of the church and 4) Outside of the Church with Passionist cemetery. (Our old Kentucky home...ha...)
Next series: I am reading about trusting God as well as the Splendor of truth as I prepare for my filming in late September. I wrote a script Wednesday about the sovereignty of God. I wrote one Thursday about trusting in God. Saturday: Prayer. I am writing about "Lectio Divina" and getting more out of the Bible by listening. Ancient practice from the 3rd century. I have been negative for Covid since last Wednesday Aug. 3rd...Feeling much better and I thank you for your prayers and good wishes. I am strong and healthy again, Fr. C
I spent a few days in Galveston at the end of July. See sunrise pictures below from Friday July 29th. Glorious:
Wednesday: July 27th sunrise:
July 14-16th: The Full Gospel conference in Anaheim CA. ended after lunch with Q and A. I was asked many questions. I thanked everyone for their love and hospitality and all prayed a blessing over me. What a graced moment for us all. I have fond memories of the folks at Full Gospel Businessmen International Fellowship! (Although I caught Co-Vid there!) I'm writing an article which will appear in their "Voice" magazine about my witness.
I also gave two talks Friday: One on "Receive the Holy Spirit: to about 400 men. The other was my witness to the large assembly Friday night (1000). The Holy Spirit was moving and people were touched. Here are multiple pictures. First: Men's conference, then general assembly:
This is where I contacted Covid at this conference. Make sure you wear a mask! I'm better now.
I presided at Mass at our chapel Wednesday July 6th (the memorial of St. Maria Goretti.) Pics below:
The filming of four episodes couldn't have gone better Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (June 28, 30 and July 1st) The filming for my new series: Inexplicable Grace (click on this for episode descriptions) is now complete. 8 new episodes that will air debuting in September. Friday I filmed four more new episodes for the upcoming Lent Year A (2023). It's a workout, but worth it. I rejoice in the strength and grace God gave me to do the filming. My producer and I will be editing these episodes in the coming months.
Summer/Fall schedule: Itinerary Video and Pictures from the filming Tuesday/Thursday/Friday below:
Sunday August 14th my episode "A New Heart" is airing.
I'll speak at a medical convention in Denver Sept 8/9th. I'll be talking about addictions/recovery.