Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lucky 13 & the 30-day Retreat



Please pray for our New Orleans province novices (pictured above). The seven second-year men are off, each for six-week visits, to one of our high schools.

The six first-year men begin the 30-day silent retreat, following the Spiritual Exercises, today. Please pray especially for them. This is one of the most special and grace-filled, but also the one of the most challenging times of a Jesuit's life.

Thanks.

11 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

Mark,

Could you provide us with names? I'd like my CCD students to pray for them.

AMDG,

-J.

8:17 AM  
Blogger ukok said...

Praying for your intention.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Done. Cheerfully.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Joe: Here's a page with the names... http://smartsolver.com/vocations/

5:16 PM  
Blogger Steve Bogner said...

Mark, I'll keep those guys in my prayers.

and it's nice to see you writing on the blog again :)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Sorry, I couldn't get on blogger this morning. Here are the names:

Stephen Pitts
Scott Smith
Marc Fryer
Paul Frederick
John Hough
Sylvester Tan

Thanks for your prayers!

Peace,

Mark

1:44 AM  
Blogger Rachel's Big Dunk said...

Wow,

a 30 day silent retreat?!?!?! That is amazing! (Having a hard time imagining even a weekend, never mind a month, of silence.)

Will keep them all in my prayers.

3:37 PM  
Blogger angelmeg said...

30 days of silence! Better them than me, I thought it was going to take duct tape to make it for five.

Maggie

1:16 AM  
Blogger Jason nSJ said...

I believe California Province is just entering into their retreat right now, and Oregon starts our disposition days on Oct. 30, ending the retreat on Dec. 3, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, our house patron.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Ciaviel said...

Of course I'm praying for them. Could really use a silent retreat myself...

2:37 AM  
Blogger Jason nSJ said...

I was wrong about CalProv, they start on Oct. 31.

7:33 PM  

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