11002 North 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 * 402-289-2670 * psm@prosanctity.org

11002 North 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 * 402-289-2670 * psm@prosanctity.org
Pro Sanctity Logo by Sculptor, Mike Montag, Green Team Member

Friday, October 29, 2010

fire update October 29, 2010

Hi everyone, wanted you to know the update on the property and water situation. It is all still a little precarious. We are still in “emergency mode”. We never leave the property alone; there is always one of us here because it is still too dangerous. The men have not finished clearing off the rubble from the burn site, it will be a few more work days next week. This is not work that volunteers can do.

 

In regards to Saturday Clean up Day and our water situation: We have leaking joints which may mean that when the plumber comes on Saturday; the joints may have to be fixed before we can get the whole system going and they have dry and harden first. Anyway, for your consolation and personal comfort two porta-potties have been ordered for today and tomorrow.  

 

We have bottled water too.

 

Cleaning will be difficult if it requires water! We can do a little arranging and sweeping in the cabin for the upcoming groups, but…that is about it unless things change and since they change every 24 hours, who knows it may be all back in working order by the time you come. I will write again tonight to update you.

 

St. Florien is the patron of fire fighters, and used one single bucket to put out a fire in a whole town. Now I know why only one bucket… he had water problems too. The Lord gives exactly what you need when you need it!

 

Blessings! Teresa

 

  THOUGHT FOR THE DAY....G. Giaquinta

"Mary is the motive of trust; whatever moment we are living, in whatever difficulty we find ourselves, we turn to her: My Mother, My Confidence!" (Giaquinta)

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fire Fighters left but Larry and the Green Team are on the job!! Thank you!!







To do - tell friends

Hi everyone!

It was a sad day when our beloved barn burned down! We are not however defeated but filled with hope and plans for a new beginning. We cannot waste time either for soon the snow will fly!! What we need to do is this Saturday:

Tell friends, join the green team…

1. Cleanup after the big crew cleans up. There may some things like glass and wire left, so raking will be in order.

2. Finish the storage shed behind the house.

3. Find a place for a washer and dryer in the house!

4. Clean up cabin for retreats in November - Sacred heart on Nov 7th.

5. Prepare "to do" list for house for example: sand and refinish big room floor, paint walls, upstairs and down, fix screens, fix blinds on deck loft window, find a way to keep dog and cat happy and WARM during winter, fix kitchen leak I ceiling, AGAIN!...cracks in cement at kitchen door, check for drafts up and down.....

6. Please fill in what I forgot or what you think most important…

Ok that is enough for now. Let us pray and dream for our future! What Jesus, so do we!

 

Love and prayers, Teresa

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Volunteers need Saturday, October 30, 2010

Join us Saturday, October 30, 2010

Clean up and fix up day for

Pro Sanctity Center/ Fire Clean UP!

 

Inside and outside jobs!

Depending on what you like to do bring your own tools and cleaning material for cleaning walls and windows, for fixing, for building, garden, lawn..…

We will close with Rosary and Evening Prayer around 5:00 pm (before dark) and have a moment of sharing memories and dreams.

psm@prosanctity.org

402-289-2670

Fall Activity Update!

Pro Sanctity Annual Fall Family Festival in Elkhorn

has been cancelled due to the fire!

Spread the new!

Please join us on November l, 2010 and “Celebrate Holiness” with Archbishop George Lucas at 7:00 pm. There will be a Holy Hour for Adults, Festival of Faith with the Saints for children and a blessing of all at the end. We will give an update on the Pro Sanctity “Rebuild for Holiness!” and a PowerPoint on the Fire!

Where: St. Margaret Mary Parish, 61st and Dodge Street

Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What: Holy Hour for Adults, Homily by Archbishop George Lucas and Festival of Faith with the Saints for children (come in costume if you wish)

Fire Update: PowerPoint after the Holy Hour in the Suneg Center during refreshments – prayer and sharing of dreams for future

Cost: Love Donation

No need to register! For more information: psm@prosanctity.org or 402-289-2670

 

 

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PRO SANCTITY RETREAT

Schuyler Nebraska

Still open, fourteen overnight spaces available!

In the Shadow of Mary, In the Spirit of Mother Teresa

November 5-7, 2010

In the Shadow of Our Lady”

In the spirit of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and other saints, we will explore how to stay very close to our Lady.  As Mother Teresa said, “If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people.”  A reference book that will be used on the retreat will be, Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady by Joseph Langford, MC (Our Sunday Visitor).

Monsignor Andrew J. Vaccari is the pastor of Mary, Mother of Jesus Parish in Brooklyn, New York.  He preaches retreats, days of prayer, and conferences, is active in the Pro Life Movement and is the National Spiritual Director of the Pro Sanctity Movement.

Teresa Monaghen, AO, the moderator of the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates and the national director of the Pro Sanctity Movement, holds an STB in Theology from Rome and a MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha. Teresa has 32 years of experience giving retreats and spiritual direction to people of all ages and backgrounds. 

REGISTRATION: www.stbenedictcenter.com

Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday after Lunch  TIME: Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday after Lunch

COST: $50.00 program free—add on room and board.

 Monsignor Andrew J. Vaccari is the recently retired Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, NY and now pastor of Mary, Mother of Jesus Parish in Brooklyn.  He preaches retreats, days of prayer, and conferences, is active in the Pro Life Movement and is the National Spiritual Advisor of the Pro Sanctity Movement.

 Teresa Monaghen, AO, the Moderator of the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates and the National Director of the Pro Sanctity Movement, holds an STB in Theology from Rome and a MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha.

 WRITE: psm@prosanctity.org and/ OR call 402-289-2670 for info on the retreat

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Done!

We had an amazing weekend at the Retreat Center! 60 kids, 2 confirmation retreats, and a troop of boy scouts and dads!

Together they:

Moved the round picnic tables into the barn
Brought in the crosses from the stations
Painted the observation deck by the butterfly garden
Moved, cleaned and painted 4 filing cabinets (thank you Mary for the paint)
Unwrapped 3,000 bracelets for the vocation rally
Picked up sticks and branches in the angel woods and the hill
Swept the barn hallway
Picked one tomato!

We are grateful for all of our volunteers!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green Team strikes again and again!






Bob, fixed and painted our ten foot picnic table that was recently dontated
Jeff, Leonard, Ken and Bob have been have been triming trees and finally Jeff took down part of the huge oak tree that was in front of the cabin.
Green Team met and Larry called and arranged to have our propane tank looked at and what a blessing!! It was faulty and they changed it out for no cost on our part!
Praise and thank the Lord!

poison ivy






The bottom picture is an official picture of poison ivy, the top two are from our back yard. Do we have Poison Ivy? It looks similar but not exact. Tell me what you all think!