July 18, 2009

Away on Retreat

This weekend I leave for my annual retreat. After making a couple of visits on the way, I will arrive at one of my favorite places in the whole world, St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts.

So, there will be no posts this coming week. Once I leave no comments will be moderated until I return next Saturday.

In your charity please offer a prayer for me on retreat.

I'll post pictures when I return, and reflections should there be any.

Without you, Lord, I am nothing. May I go into the woods to find you again, for the first time.


13 comments:

Brother said...

Hey Charles enjoy your retreat... and since there will be no blogs posted this week on Br. Charles website, I like to invite all of Charles people to come on over to my blog for the week! It's a happen blog let me tell you.

LM said...

Have a good time away!

Michael Hallman said...

Do you prefer to be called Brother Charles or Father Charles? I feel disrespectful not calling a priest Father, but I know Franciscans are big on being called Brother (Augustinians are, too, in some respects, at least among one another, but mostly they all go by Father). Anyway, this is all irrelevant to my comment.

My real comment is: of course I will pray for you. I will offer the Rosary for you tomorrow and remember you at Mass, as well. I am in a very Marian zone right now (always a good place to be!), so I will offer a special prayer through the intercession of Our Mother of Good Counsel, that Mary may guide you to a deeper loving awareness of Christ's presence in your life. Blessings, Brother Father!

Peace,
Michael

Adoro said...

What, I return from my retreat and you leave?

OK, prayers for you. Thanks for yours while I was off on mine. They were more needed than you could ever know!

Julia said...

Adoro! Welcome back!! That was my thought exactly. One of you set to return; the other set to leave! At least you two didn't pick the same week to take off and leave me without two of my favorite bloggers. :)


Of course we'll pray for you, Father.

4narnia said...

wishing you PEACE and God's Blessings on your retreat. my prayers will be with you, too! ~tara t~

MikeF said...

Of course I'll be praying, Br. Charles. Enjoy it - and thanks for the Rammstein!

Anonymous said...

Father Charler, I will pray for you at Mass this Sunday. I know you will be praying for all of us who visit your site and participate in your internet ministry.

Don said...

Enjoy your time away. I hope it is blessed.

Barb, sfo said...

Prayers will be offered for you, that it will be an excellent retreat, full of insight and encouragement in your future ministry.

Brother Charles said...

Thanks everybody and be at peace this week. I'm going off the grid as of right now.

KAM said...

Prayers to you, Brother. Spencer is a beautiful place.

Fra Giles Mary Christopher said...

Pax Et Bonum, Brother!

Enjoy your time with God!