Monday, November 30, 2015


Advent is a time of waiting and preparing: part silence and anticipation, part activity and action.  This year, as we prepare to celebrate the coming of the Christ child, I would like to share with you some nuggets gleaned from Mother Mary Francis's book "Come, Lord Jesus, Meditations on the Art of Waiting".  Mother was the abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery in Roswell, New Mexico.  Her reflections sear the heart and stir one's mind to ask with great sincerity, am I preparing for Christ as I ought?  

May God bless each one of us with light, peace, and generosity as we journey to Bethlehem.

Monday, the First Week of Advent: What are the "dark corners" in my life that keep me from God?  What needs to be emptied?  What are the escapes or habits that hinder a generous response to God's will in my life?
Do I rush out to meet God, to serve Him with a generous heart?


Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 Men's Retreat

The Art of

A Day of Recollection for Men in Honor of CHRIST THE KING

The Seventeenth Annual Men’s
Day of Recollection sponsored by
the Women’s Apostolate to Youth,
for the sake of Christ’s little ones.

Director: Rev. Frederck H. Edlefsen

Date: Saturday, Nov. 21
Time: 9:30am--1:15pm

Location: St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
Beginning in the Parish Hall (located in the School),
6420 Linway Terrace,
McLean,VA 22101

Cost: $30 (lunch and materials included); pay at the door $35; Student Rate: $25


To Register: Send a check (payable to WAY)
by Nov. 18 to:
Jennifer Lawler
5464 Mersea Court
Burke, VA 22015