Here I am with Fr. Apostoli, CFR! What an inspiration.
I have written a book, almost despite myself. It just came out while I was on silent retreat. I did not go, expecting to write a single word that I did write–it took me by surprise.
Ron found a Catholic Writers’ Convention and I reluctantly went. I simply hate the idea of self-promotion.
But at the first talk I attended, led by Fr. Andrew, this inspired monk talked about our responsibility to present what we have to say, responding to John Paul II and Benedict XVI’s call for a New Evangelism. The whole three days of the conference were loaded with guidance and formation: how to avoid hubris and ego, while promoting the message God has given us.
That was a new message for me to wrap my head around, and it seems like the message God wanted me to receive. I feel at peace about it in a way I never have!