This post is actually from a while back, but I am sharing it again tonight since some of my other posts may have people wondering about this special little hangout in Stevens Point.
Today was one of my days that I take the afternoon off from my regular work and spend some time volunteering with the other Franciscans at our little lounge downtown.
Some days it is more like a homeless shelter, somedays it seems like it is more about showing a few movies, and other days like today it is more about the words that Fr Placid wrote on the sign when he first conceived of this little retreat house.
A Place For Gospel Refreshment.
When I first arrived Fr Placid was already engaged in a theological conversation with a table full of very verbal fellows all with plenty of opinions.
The conversation only got better as we all shared complex views on the subjects that went on for hours.
It was a good day.