Sunday, September 11, 2011
OFF TO ANNUAL PRIESTS' RETREAT FOR THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
I'm off to our annual priests' retreat for the Diocese of Savannah. Our new Bishop-Elect Gregory John Hartmayer as well as our Bishop-Emeritus J. Kevin Boland will be there. Bishop-Elect Hartmayer is a Franciscan priest and our retreat master is going to be a Franciscan priest.
I wonder if we are being groomed to become Franciscans instead of diocesan priests? Time will tell.
I'll be going to my other annual retreat in Panama City Beach, Florida following the retreat and won't be back until Tuesday, September 20th.
Last year at this time, I was also on "rat respite." I still suffer from post rat traumatic-stress syndrome and see and hear rats in the rectory that supposedly aren't there anymore. Last year while on retreat, the mother rat of all, the biggest in the whole wide known world, was killed in my house. Only one smaller rat since then.