Our Protector and Guide

My earliest memory of St Joseph goes all the way back to the 1950s in my Detroit family home when I would silently watch my father on his knees praying a rosary in front of a picture [...]

Come Back to Me With All Your Heart

The past week was rather quiet and relaxed because our holy novices went off to experience a week long Ignatian Retreat at the Da Lat Diocesan Pastoral Center. The Diocese maintains a spacious retreat and conference facility as [...]

Laos, the Country Cousin of Vietnam

I arrived in Vientiane, Laos from Da Lat by way of Hanoi where I stayed overnight. My adventures started right after I checked into the small boutique hotel with a tall glass of iced coffee, [...]

Reconnecting…we are one body.

This past week was filled with multiple events the first of which was my 71st birthday on February 6. It is certainly a sobering thought to realize that so many years have passed by. I was so [...]

The Anticipation is Growing . . . You can almost taste it . . .

Anticipation is growing, day by day for the celebration of the Tet Holiday. The Lunar New Year is a combination of Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, and Super Bowl Sunday on steroids! The three-day celebration actually melds into [...]

Vietnam My Capistrano

The miracle of the "Swallows of Capistrano" takes place each year at Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. The birds migrate 6,000 miles from Argentina to San Juan Capistrano in large numbers. The return of [...]

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