BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
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.
The Great Saints
Saturday, August 13, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
From the beginning of our sacred scriptures,
we find our God revealing himself
in simplicity, purity and truth. Join us as we
journey through the scriptures and look
to the saints for inspiration to live simple
and holy lives.
Fr. Gus Tharappel will guide the retreat.
To register, please email us at email@example.com
WEDNESDAYS WITH ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
December 28, 2022 is the 400th death anniversary of St. Francis de Sales, the Gentleman Saint, who lived a simple life and left a spiritual legacy for the coming generations. All the religious congregations and entities following the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales are making this important day as a time of celebration, inspiring remembrances and spiritual growth opportunities.
Wednesdays with St. Francis de Sales – A five-minute reflection on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales will be offered every Wednesday by a member of one of the religious orders that follows the Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. Fr. Gus offered the first of the series on Wednesday, April 27th. You may access his reflections and the reflections of other members of various religious orders each week:
9:00 am and 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
There are no daily masses at
Wellspring the week of August 15-19.
The Mother of Compassion Shrine
is open daily for
prayer and reflection.
nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time
REFLECTIONS FOR PRAYER AND WORSHIP
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today, we celebrate the nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We continue to journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Luke. Last week, we reflected on looking beyond the material world and the transitory and passing realities that we confront daily and focusing our attention on the eternal existence of love and truth. Our Scripture readings this week call us to be attentive, vigilant and watchful.
The first century B.C.E. wise man (first reading of today’s mass) calls his readers to be attentive to the powerful Word of Wisdom from heaven coming into a messy world and recreating everything and making all things new so that the children of God may be preserved and sustained. Another wise man in the first century C.E. (Second reading of today’s mass), calls his tired and weary Christian readers under persecution to be attentive to God breaking into their history in surprising ways. He gave them heroes and heroines of faith for their inspiration.
Many of the early Christians, tired of waiting for Jesus to return and tired of being tested and persecuted, began to think of leaving the community. They became spiritually weak and tired of doing good. It is to these people that the letter to the Hebrews was addressed. The Hebrews author, instead of giving them lectures, offered them heroes and heroines of faith like Abraham for inspiration. And in the Gospel of today, we read about Jesus calling his disciples to be watchful, alert, awake, attentive and be prepared. God is breaking into history in surprising ways, and no one knew the day or the hour!
All our Scripture readings call us to stay alert, awake, attentive, focused, steady, vigilant, and watchful on our journey. We are living in a fast-moving, messy, and noisy world, and it is easy to get confused, distracted and lost. Jesus used imageries familiar to his listeners. “Let your loins be girt,” he said...in other words, pull up your sleeves; “keep your lamps burning,” trim the wick and replenish the lamps with oil…just be ready to welcome God as and when he breaks in……you do not know the day or the hour! (Today’s Gospel)
To read more of this Sunday's reflections, please click below