Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 2011

Greetings and welcome! This fall, we have been serving more locally, which helps us get ready for our Advent commitments. Our newest CD will be available in a matter of days (watch for announcement!)
To the right is a capture of Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrating the graduation of many students Jerry had in Theology classes for Spring Hill College Atlanta---this was their graduation and a blessed message and commisioning for them!
We also travelled to Savannah for the Installation of our friend, Bishop Gregory Hartmeyer, OFM! Friar Gregory was Cricket's spiritual director for 15 years as he cared for 2 Fransciscan parishes in the Atlanta area! It was a wonderfully joyous Mass with so many parishioners, former and new, celebrating!
Cricket has become the Spiritual Advisor for a secular franciscan fraternity out east, and we provided a retreat for them in Late October. It was held at a Catholic community retreat center, in St. Joseph's hall, as these pictures show!

This retreat focused on the discernment of our vocations, with plenty of time for walks through the magnificent fall colors and country lanes!

In November, we travelled back to Blairsville GA in the mountains! There we led a retreat for the fraternity there, and focused on Cricket's book Understanding Penance. This was a joyous and highly interactive full house affair! We were so blessed to be invited back, and to serve this ever growing community!