Refreshing Weekend at the Monastery, busy week ahead...

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Refreshing Weekend at the Monastery, busy week anthonys

My Wife Sally and I spent a refreshing weekend in a local Franciscan Monastery, attending lots of meetings and enjoying a little solitude, scenery and history as well.

st anthonysI stuck my blogs on autopilot before I left so  that I could minimize the amount of time spent in the internet, after-all who goes to a monastery and then plays on the internet all night.

It was a good weekend, a good time to visit with new and old friends from around Wisconsin, unforunately is will be the last opportunity to visit this historic and holy place. 

The two Capuchin priests who run this place are in their seventys and ready for retirement, and nobody is available to fill their shoes.fill these shoes

If you know of any good Catholic priests who are looking for a job, and a little solitude, let them know there is a need in Wisconsin for them.

st anthonysI hope you all had a great weekend, sorry I did not reply to any comments this weekend, hopefully I will get to them soon, it's starting out to be a very busy week, trying to get everything done in Western Wisconsin before leaving this project to Jake while I head home to Stevens Point for the holidays and a long todo list on the properties anthonys

















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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Bob, something similar to this sounds like something I would really appeal to me.  For me, a Monastery may be good, but I would prefer a Convent.  Such peace and serenity.  Just right for this Nice Catholic Girl from Cleveland.

As far as finding two priests to take over the retreat weekends... I could easily see that being done by the Association of Catholic Women Priests... which has been active in various parts of the country since 2002.  It is so great to finally see Catholic Women Priests... and so long overdue.

Jul 01, 2013 04:23 PM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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I sounds like the weekend was spent replenishing yourselves. Wonderful thing to do for yourself.

Jul 01, 2013 07:19 PM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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That sounds like an interesting time, and something one of my sisters would probably really enjoy!

Jul 01, 2013 11:44 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have toured a few of these great places.  Never more than a few hours, but so much to see and learn.

Jul 02, 2013 12:29 PM #4
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I will put your post on my Face Book in hope you guys can find a priest. I don't have any priests on there but there are plenty of Catholics. Maybe my friends know a priest who may want the job.


Jul 02, 2013 12:33 PM #5
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Sussie:  Regarding Women Catholic Priests:  Beginning in the year 2002... a group of seven male Catholic Bishops and priests (from Germany and Austria) resumed the centuries-old practice of ordaining women in the Catholic Church.  It had not been done since the third century, (when it was commonplace) but I believe eight women were duly and legitimately ordained in a valid ordination by this group of German Catholic Bishops.

Your comment in all CAPITAL letters leads me to believe that you are thinking there's no such thing as women priests.  I understand that.

Our previous Pope Benedict XVI was not in favor of women being Catholic Priests, but since the Bishops that performed the Ordinations were so empowered to do so by the very fact that they were currently Catholic Bishops (who do the ordaining, and have the ecclesiastical "power" to do so)... according to the powers invested in those Bishops AS Bishops, these women are priests.

They may not be "approved" by the former Pope... but their ordinations are valid.  As I said, their ordinations were simply a continuation of the women's ordinations that too place during the first three centuries... and even up until the twelfth century.

There are currently Women Catholic Priests in Parishes (that I know of) in the areas of Tampa, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Lexington, KY, the "Quad Cities" area, and in the Minneapolis/St Paul area... plus other areas I cannot now think of.

I actually drove up to Lexington, Kentucky on June 9, 2012 and attended an Ordination of Rev Donna Rougeux.  It was a thing of beauty... and something I shall always remember.

Jul 03, 2013 02:00 AM #6
Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
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Hi Bob, I am enjoying going through some of your early blog posts and reposts and getting ready to start doing some posts myself soon.

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