Paraclete Press flew me to Cape Cod to film a follow-up DVD to my best selling DVD published last year entitled CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation. The new follow-up DVD is tentatively titled KEEPING THE FIRE ALIVE: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life. It will make a wonderful companion for the CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME DVD and book. It should be available in early May.

For more than 50 years, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate have offered the quarterly Novena to St. Jude just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans. I’ll be preaching the Spring Novena beginning Easter Saturday and ending on May 4. After a few days of rest at the friary in Texas, I’ll be off to Wisconsin where I will be giving a one day spirituality workshop at the Marian Center for Peace in Wisconsin Rapids followed by the Msgr. Klimek Healing Presence Endowment Lecture at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. I’m looking forward to both events.

Fr. Albert OFM