Monday, January 15, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I was ready to give up. With my cup of coffee sitting untouched before me, I tried to think of a way to move out of the picture without appearing a coward. In this state of exhaustion, when my courage had all but gone, I decided to take my problem to God. With my head in my hands, I bowed over the kitchen table and prayed aloud.

The words I spoke to God that midnight are still vivid in my memory. 'I am here taking a stand for what I believe is right. But now I am afraid. The people are looking to me for leadership, and if I stand before them without strength and courage, they too will falter. I am at the end of my powers. I have nothing left. I've come to the point where I can't face it alone.'

At that moment, I experienced the presence of the Divine as I had never experienced God before. It seemed as though I could hear the quiet assurance of an inner voice saying: 'Stand up for justice, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever.' Almost at once my fears began to go. My uncertainty disappeared. I was ready to face anything."

Stride Toward Freedom
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

Glenmary President, Fr. Chet Artysiewicz, shares a special Christmas message from all of us at Glenmary.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Fr. Richard Kreimer

This week at Glenmary we are mourning the loss of our brother, Fr. Richard Kreimer. Fr. Rich was from Cincinnati and had just celebrated his 80th birthday on December 9th. I spoke with him on the phone that day to wish him a happy birthday and despite his health difficulties, Fr. Rich had a positive outlook. He told me "I feel like I am getting some strength back and am trying to do some walking. If I can get back to walking better, I will surely be on the road to recovery."
Fr. Rich celebrated his 60th anniversary as Glenmarian this year. On May 25, 1957 Fr. Rich professed his First Oath as a Glenmary Missioner. He was known as Br. Roger at that time. As a brother he served Glenmary and the missions in a variety of assignments. Later, he felt the call within the call to become a Glenmary priest. Fr. Rich was ordained in 1979, 22 years after he professed his First Oath. Among his other assignments, Fr. Rich served the missions at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ashe County, NC and Holy Trinity Church in Adams County, OH.
More information about Fr. Rich can be read on our Glenmary Website.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Ground Breaking Church

The blessing and ground breaking ceremony for the new Glenmary mission church in Unicoi County, TN, was led by Glenmary Father Tom Charters. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Meet A Missioner

#MeetAMissioner: Glenmary's Br. Joe Steen was recently interviewed in the Glenmary Vocation Office on a Facebook Live video. Br. Joe shared about his vocation as a Religious Brother and what that means to him. He also discussed a little of his ministry in the mission as well as what a future Glenmary Brother might encounter.