The follow-up DVD to my best selling DVD published KeepingFire_DVD_entrap_final_FRONTlast year entitled CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation is now available from Paraclete Press. The new follow-up DVD is titled KEEPING THE FIRE ALIVE: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life. It makes a wonderful companion for the CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME book and DVD. Like the first DVD, the new DVD consists of six 30-minute presentations by me. If you enjoyed learning from CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME, you’ll certainly enjoy KEEPING THE FIRE ALIVE.

Though I have events every weekend during August, I’m delighted that I’ll be able to sleep in my own bed 13 times during the month — that’s a record! I’ll be the retreat leader for the 330 Secular Franciscans at their Regional Gathering in Asheville NC and the preacher for the Deacons’ Retreat in San Angelo TX the first two weekends. I return again to St. Mary’s in Huntley IL for a one day workshop on the spiritual life the third weekend of the month — that’s always a fun day of teaching and meeting old friends. And I am looking forward to my first parish mission of the fall season at St. Anthony of Padua in Mountain City TN the fourth weekend of August. Labor Day weekend will find me with some dear friends in Newark NJ. It’s sad to see the summer coming to an end!

Fr. Albert OFM