Alumni Stories of Hope and Healing
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Archbishop Joseph Tobin reflects on why Guest House is by far the best addiction treatment for clergy and men and women religious.
In this video a Catholic Priest with extensive Behavioral Health professional training talks about his very first drink as a young man, his early alcohol use, alcohol abuse and progression into full blown alcoholism.
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Education, Inspiration & Announcements
A special thanks to all of you that attended the 2014 Summer Leadership Conference held at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel last week. Our conference would not have been successful without your participation and involvement. We appreciate the time each of you took out of your busy schedule to be with us during the Conference Days and we look forward to seeing you next year for our 2015 Conference in Troy, MI.
In meditating on the Gospel text for this past Sunday, the beautiful thought occurred to me that we should find tranquil rest and joyful relaxation in recovery. I believe that The Lord wishes us to be this way as He says:
“Come to me, all you, who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.” [Matthew 11:28-30] read more…
Thank you to everyone for your excitement as we move forward right on track in our new treatment center construction!
In Ordinary Time
“When Jesus came to the neighborhood of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples this question: ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptizer, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ And you, he said to them, ‘who do you say that I am?’ ‘You are the Messiah,’ Simon Peter answered, ‘The Son of the living God!’” [Matthew 16:13-16]
How do people NOW see us since we have been sober? That question bounces right off the scripture we read this past Sunday. Do people now see us with sadness and dark gloom hanging over us or do they see us joyous and light-hearted? We well know how we used to be, attempting to put on a good face while shaking off a hangover from last night. We put a lot of energy into trying to live a double life, fooling no one but being the ultimate fool ourselves. It is good and healthy to think back on those times, to relive them and shudder. This in itself will bring us a happy heart today. read more…
It takes both discernment and patience to truly distinguish good from evil. To discern is to ponder. To ponder is to take one’s time. When I am patient enough to discern, I will know good from evil by the fruits of the blossom. Jesus you are eminently patient. You tolerate the weeds so that you do not miss the wheat. Please help me to be patient and discern well.