Guest House Staff Attends the USCCB Annual Conference

Guest House Staff Attends the USCCB Annual Conference

Myself , Fr. Don Hummel on the Advisory Board of Guest House and Terry Sullivan were blessed to spend two days at the recent USCCB Annual Meeting in Baltimore.  It was a fantastic experience being with so many Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals of the American...

What Every Faith Leader Should Know About Addiction

A recent conference at Elms College titled “What Every Faith Leader Should Know About Addiction” was organized and presented by Guest House Alumni and demonstrates how our ministry to clergy and men and women religious has a ripple effect into a much wider community....
Reflection on Inner Cleanliness

Reflection on Inner Cleanliness

Many times we alcoholics find ourselves reflecting on how we are doing with our motivation.  What motivates us to get out of bed, what motivates us to start our day with prayer, what motivates us to get a good healthy meal, what motivates us to start our work day,...
The Way of Sobriety

The Way of Sobriety

In this Sunday’s scripture we heard about two different responses to a father’s request.  It is not wrenching the text to place alcoholics in this picture. “What do you think of this case?  (Jesus asks)  There was a man who had two sons.  He approached the elder and...
Reflection on AA Coin

Reflection on AA Coin

This Sunday’s readings reminded me of the value of symbols.  In the Old Testament reading [Numbers 21:4-9] we hear the grumblings of the Israelites in the desert where they are disgusted with their wretched food and left to die.  So Moses prayed for his people and the...
Wherever Two or Three are Gathered

Wherever Two or Three are Gathered

In this Sunday’s Gospel we heard Jesus say, “where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.”  Matthew 18:20 On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed high up in the Andes.  Plunging into deep snow, the plane skidded and...