BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.  

PSALM 46:10

Wellspring is a Catholic spirituality center that offers spiritual growth opportunities such as classes and retreats and promotes contemplative spirituality. The center is owned and operated by The Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales and operates on a basic vision that all of God’s people are called to holiness and that it is possible for all to live a contemplative life style while being active in ministry.

RETREATS

RETREATS AT 

WELLSPRING

All retreats at Wellspring are

postponed

until August 1, 2020

due to COVID-19. 

OUR MASSES

MASSES AT

WELLSPRING

Due to COVID-19,

there is limited seating

at our Sunday Masses.

Please call 903-839-1280 or

email us at gswalker@suddenlink.net

for information about our Masses.  

Daily Masses

Monday - Friday

6:45 am

 

The Mother of Compassion Shrine
remains open daily for

prayer and reflection. 

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CLASSES AT

WELLSPRING

All classes at Wellspring
are postponed

until August 1, 2020

due to COVID-19.  

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trinity sunday

REFLECTIONS FOR PRAYER AND WORSHIP

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

Today, we celebrate and renew our faith in one of the most important doctrines of the Church, The Most Holy Trinity - God as Father, Son and Spirit in one single, indivisible communion of persons. Many have attempted to explain this dogma in varied ways. No one can adequately explain the meaning and the power that this doctrine has over our lives. We need to understand and accept this as “mystery” which we can only contemplate, before which we stand in awe, wonder, amazement, admiration, adoration, and praise. God is Mystery and the Mystery of God is known only through God’s self-revelation. Jesus said to Peter when he made his affirmation of Jesus as the Messiah, "Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.” (Matthew 16:17) Mystery does not mean “mysterious” or something that is abstract or something that cannot be known or understood. Mystery is profound truth - reality, not fact, not verifiable information but profound truth, eternal truth. The more we come to know the truth, the more there is to know. The more we know mystery, the more there is to know. Mystery is revealed and hidden at the same time. Mystery has to be experienced. We must experience the mystery of God and be immersed into the mystery of God’s life and love. We must strive to know God as God is. It is one thing to know about God. It is yet another thing to know God as a person, to know God as three persons in one, single indivisible communion. We can know about God from a book, from the internet and from other people who know about him. But to know God, we must enter into a personal relationship. To know is to become one with that which is known. The more you know God, the more there is to know about God and God’s ways. Our world needs men and women who know God. We do have many who know about God. We need those who have a experienced God, who are grounded in their faith in God, who can speak about God from the authority of their experience and not from a book they read or a theology class they attended or a doctorate they hold in systematic theology. We need men and women who have experienced a transformation of their life because they know God and their life is in a continuous process of transformation. Take a few moments this week to reflect on your own experience of God. Has God become the center and source of your life?  Has your experience of God deepened over the years? Is your life in a continuous process of transformation?  

 

God bless you and your family.

 

Fr. Gus Tharappel

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

Do not anticipate the unpleasant events of this life by anxiety; rather anticipate them with the perfect hope that, as they happen, God, to whom you belong, will protect you.  He has protected you up to the present moment; just remain firmly in the hands of His providence and He will help you in all situations and at those times when you find yourself unable to walk, He will carry you. 

St. Francis de Sales 

daily meditations

DO NOT WISH TO BE ANYTHING BUT WHAT YOU ARE, AND TRY TO BE THAT PERFECTLY.

St. Francis de Sales