Sisters at Guest House Give a Gift to Cherish

I love to see the Sisters in treatment at Guest House.  From around the country and around the world they come, bringing their burdens and their fears, but also their hope.  Behind our gates, they confront the addiction that has caught them, interrupting their service to the world and to their Heavenly Father.  They stay with us for four to six months or longer--praying and learning and studying, changing the ebb and flow of their days, working the 12 Steps.And when the time is right they go ho … [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Beloved Archbishop Sambi

Earlier this week, I told the story of how Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S., had so generously welcomed Guest House to the Vatican Embassy in 2006.  Guest House, the treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding; and the nuncio’s enthusiastic support for our mission was evident in his remarks that evening.In my brief report I fell short, though, of truly capturing his warmth and his charisma.  Here's what I mean:In my … [Read more...]