Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Back from Retreat

It was a wonderful retreat, but the hustle and bustle of daily life - especially longer work hours mandated by upcoming engineering release dates - has left me little time for blogging. Perhaps tomorrow.

I would like to bring to your attention the 2007 Opus Angelorum Retreat Schedule. Maybe they are coming to a town near you.

Until then, consider reading these, starting with a post made by Moneybags at A Catholic Life on one of my favorite confession stories - this one involving St. Philip Neri:

Saint Philip Neri once gave a lady who gossiped the following penance:

"Go to the market, buy a chicken, and pluck it on your way back here, scattering the feathers as you walk. When you give me the plucked chicken, I'll tell you the rest of your penance."

The woman was baffled did as she was told. After she handed the plucked chicken to the saint, St. Neri said, "Now that you've spread those feathers about, go pick them up."

"But, Father! It's impossible to know where they've all gone!"

"Just like the words of your gossip," he said.

Other online articles to read: