Written by Sherry
Friday, 25 July 2008 08:33
Sorry about the slow blogging.
Today we film an important segment for Making Disciples. We are still in the throes of final editing for our Spokane seminar.
I also have to finish writing up my tentative proposal to the archdiocese wanting a plan to make their parishes "Missional". Oh, and get back to that Director of Diaconate formation. And prep for all my upcoming commitments in the fall.
My schedule: Detroit, Pueblo, Athens, OH, Chicago, Munich, (maybe Warsaw, we'll see!), Chicago, LA, Iowa, Omaha, Canton, Seattle, maybe Oakland. Fr. Mike's travel schedule is even more complicated. We'll see each other mostly on the road.
The topics? Missionary formation, historical research into the 17th century Catholic revival in France, the Stewardship of mission and vocation,, military wives, discerning charisms, parish mission, training teachers, Making Disciples, our first C & G for an Orthodox community, writing a book. Hence the need for so much preparation.
Variety being the spice 'o life
And then in the next year I must plunge whole-heartedly into preparation for two big events, both at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit:
The first is a Pauline Year Convocation with Archbishop Chaput on March 21
The second is a two week intensive graduate course on The Theology of the Laity taught by me and my old partner in crime and co-founder, Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP (May 27 - June 5). Mark your calendars now.
Oh, and then there is that little spring Tour of Tuscany and Rome "In the Footsteps of St. Catherine of Siena" April 27 - May 7. We are just finalizing the details and will let you know asap how you can join us. Spring in a fabulous Tuscan villa ending with a pilgrimage to Rome? How can you resist?
All of which is to say: that's why you aren't hearing much from us. But I hope to do better this weekend.