24 May 2007

Your prayers, please...

I am back in Irving! The annual provincial assembly went extremely well. It was a most unusual meeting of the brothers of the Southern Province.

I would ask your prayers for the province as we continue to discern our way with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May we open ourselves to all those changes necessary to grow and thrive as preachers of the Gospel.

I would ask your prayers for me personally. I have been presented with an opportunity and a substantial challenge. Both will require me to spend lots of time seeking the Spirit's voice and straining to hear how He is wanting me to respond. There is a fundamental question of obedience here and the paths to take lead to radically different places. . .I need wisdom!

God bless, Fr. Philip, OP

P.S. Since my prior is away at a meeting and not around to chastise me, let me mention again that my birthday is May 26th. My Wish List is fully functioning and recently updated to reflect some of my new reality. I am deeply grateful for all the books I receive!


  1. Certainly, Fr. Philip, I will pray for you so that God's wisdom may guide you!
    Happy Birthday, too! I wish I could help you with your wish list : )

  2. Anonymous10:43 PM

    This user is wondering if the "opportunity" and "substantial challenge" involves the presentation of a pointy hat to our poor friar. IMHO: if Benny sends you the pointy hat, take it!

  3. Happy belated birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday & many prayers!

    God bless