12/22/2008


Greetings and Merry Christmas to All!


Burr! It is cold here in Wyoming. I am sure everyone is very busy. But it is important for all of us to find the time to remember the real reason we are celebrating Christmas. A miracle, a great joy, the whole summit of our lives - Jesus Christ incarnated - He came as a little baby for each and everyone of us. That should cause us pause. It is his birthday. And yes in the great mystery of the mystical Body of Christ our birthday, too, but instead of focusing on what we are getting for Christmas, we should focus on what we are giving for Christmas. Christ asks for only one thing. Our hearts, so lets us give Him our hearts. Let us hold this mystery deep within our hearts and recognize the joy and hope that is within us. But, let us not to forget those around us that need that joy and hope too! for we must always be ready to share that which we have been given with others. For this world is in such desperate impoverished need for our witness of joy and hope that is our's in Christ! God Bless everyone and Merry Christmas!

P.S. Stay warm and hot chocolate with marshmellows and broken candy canes is a real treat. So enjoy one on me.

11/21/2008

Cheyenne Has Theology on Tap!!!

Well we have taken the plung and 60 people attended the first Theology on Tap at Uncle Charlies in Cheyenne Wyoming. The New Evangelization has come to town, Father Bill Hill did a beautiful job teaching about Salvation and the conversation flowed so beautifully. It became a testiment to the power of grace of the faithful to know when they hear the truth. Can't wait until next month, December 18, 2008, Uncle Charlies at Yellowstone and Storey at 7 p.m. So come one and all and have a pint for the Lord!

11/20/2008

Anima Christi

My Lord, my God, my Jesus, my everything. No more need be said, the video says it all.

10/31/2008

My First Thousand Words for Christ!

I am beginning my first thousand words for Christ. A writing challenge called 30k for Christ started on the Catholic Writers Guild. A group of us have challenged each other to write 30,000 words for Christ from Nov. 1st through Nov. 30th. Pretty awesome and a little scary too. I need to write a least a 1,000 words a day.

I have joined the Catholic Writers Guild, USA. An online writing guild that traces it's roots to the original "The Keys" start by G.K Chesterton in the 1930's. It is so awesome to become a part of the renascence of the Catholic art of letters. Check them out it is a beautiful community of writers that are dedicated to building an authentic Catholic culture in the world in Literature. Wish me good luck and keep me in your prayers.

9/09/2008

Crooked paths of the Lord!

Well, I resettled in Cheyenne. So Green Bay is on hold until we have a new Bishop here in Wyoming. Just started graduate classes this week and got an awesome message from the Holy Father on XT3.com So cool! Life is good but I need to get back to my studies. So this is a short posting. God Bless all!

8/07/2008

That Catholic Show

Visit the Widget Gallery

My WYD 2008 Video.

The most aweseome part of my world youth day experience is right here. Enjoy!

8/05/2008

WYD 2008 was Amazing!!!!

Things have been going crazy but that is the Holy Spirit for you. Sydney was awe inspiring! I met so many beautiful Catholics lay people, consecrated people, and priests. I went go to confession with a holy Archbishop, was blessed by three priests at various times during the pilgrimage when I needed the strength. May the blessings and fruits of this trip I pray ripple through the secular culture of Australia.

During the trip we the pilgrims from the Diocese of Cheyenne, got the shock of our lives. Our bishop, my dear beloved bishop was moved to the Diocese of Green Bay. So what am I to do? Where do I belong? The world youth day pilgrimage became so much more than I ever excepted it to be. The Lord filled me with the holy spirit with so much love and the spiritual connection between my bishop, and I only grew instead of dissipating. Unbeknownst to me, he was suffering from a surgery in his knee and as the pilgrimage progress I came down with three infections. I was a pretty sick puppy at the vigil site. However, I have to admit, it was fine by me, I just offered it up and prayed like crazy, whenever I wasn't rushing to the restroom or sleeping. Well, sleeping isn't really the right word, because there wasn't much sleeping going on, but at least I got to rest my eyes and spent a lovely hour with the first aid guys near area E10. The EMTs were impressive making me drink bottle of water and take a few glucose tablets, then I was off again.

During the vigil it was so awe-inspiring, I looked up and the moon was so large and there was a giant ring of light encircling the moon and the racetrack in the sky. Mother Mary was just beaming down up us with John Paul II again. The miracle of clouds the next morning happened again like WYD 2005 in Marian Field it looked like the clouds were Angel wings and horns announcing his arrival. The biggest awesome most amazing beyond words was when Papa Bene' came in his Pope mobile right by us, his back was turned towards the people on the other side of the track and then he turned right at me- made eye contact, blessed me, and began waving to all of us around me. I am still speechless. Nevertheless, the video I think will say it all. I will be posting it here and on the new website XT3.com. So check it out!

This is a very brief rendition of WYD 2008 in Australia. Anyone going to Madrid 2011. I am ready, not! However, yes, I think if the Lord has his way, I will be there. This time I will be a group leader and not just a regular pilgrim. Anyway I up for it just I got one infection in Cologne, 3 in Australia, it is a little scary about Madrid. Also, it's a challenge to travel with a gluten free diet, but God provided, and I did well. Just slept for 5 days after returning to the states.

Well, that comes to the next news. With divine providence at work, major prayer, and heavy deep discernment, it looks like I may be following my bishop to the Diocese of Green Bay! We will just have to see and anyone who is reading this blog! Please pray for me as I pack up my office and my possessions and prepare to go wherever the Lord sends me. WOW! WOW! WOW! God is awesome, all the time!
God Bless everyone!

Perfect Joy too!

6/23/2008

WOW the LORD is great!

A lot has transpired since I last posted. Graduate school got the best of me and working two jobs was just crazy on top of it. I am preparing to leave for Australia in just a few days, and so much is happening in my life.

Brief highlights:

My contract with the public school system ended on May 30th.

I was accepted by my Bishop and will be consecrated as a Virgin Living in the World this Fall.

I just interviewed for a job in Casper and may have to move to a new location upon my return from WYD.

I am going to Australia.

That is a lot of changes.

Also I got set up on the new xt3 website. So check it out! It is an awesome website for those who want to network with other Catholics specifically for World Youth Day pilgrims, but it will be for all Catholics. So come surf with us.

An amazing thing happened using the website, I was reconnected with someone I met on a retreat in 2005 and we are going to try to meet up at WYD. Awesome how the Holy Spirit works.

My family is having their big reunion, of course when I am in Australia. They think I have quite the nerve, at least my Dad does. But really they are so supportive of my vocation and what the Lord is doing in my life I can't complain.

I have been pretty lazy, been recovering from a injury that led to a soft scar tissue infection so I haven't done my big walking training program. I will do a lot of walking that final week. I need to wait until I get my follow up with my doctor later this week, before I do anything drastic. I did find a great pair of hiking shoes, instead of the boots. Boots I had for WYD 2005 gave me blisters and I am not going there this time around. I also have a much lighter sleeping bag, mat, and other stuff so I think my back will do well. I am still wrestling with the choice of roller luggage or backpack. I have both so I will work with my dad to figure out what I can carry on my back and if I might do a combination since we are traveling with a large group. I might only have to take a small amount with me to the vigil site, or take everything. We will wait and see.

Well, I need to go because I haven't typed any of my autobiography for my bishop today. Need to get my packet finished for him. God Bless!

2/23/2008

Coming out of the Deep Freeze!

Spring is approaching. This week we discovered that there really is grass under the snow. I can walk around with a lighter sweater coat and do not have to bundle up. Well, I have decided to start building this blog spot up. And so some new pages are going to be posted here soon.

It is time for me to share the amazing ways that the Lord has and continues to work in my life. So I hope you all enjoy my story.