I am grateful that Fr. Tom invited me to preach at Mass this morning to begin our retreat. It is always a privilege to preach at Mass, and I never take that privilege for granted.
At the conclusion of the retreat, I knew that I had been given the wonderful gift of renewal. Being surrounded by people of faith is a true blessing indeed. I hope and pray that the retreat attendees received a similar blessing of an abundance of God's grace and love during our gathering as well.
To all of the ladies of the Cathedral Guild and the Bishop's Guild, thank you for your witness to the faith. Blessings and peace to each of you!