Two Sandhill Cranes flew in a circle above our outdoor St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel as we gathered for an All Campus Mass. The mid-day July sun was bright and warm but just as the Eucharist was consecrated, a cool, loving breeze blew through, gently kissing our backs.
“July marks a very special season around Guest House – Construction Season,” Father A said. “Guest House is a construction site, there’s reconstruction all around here. We are broken but we are not just restored – but reborn. The Bible is our Big Book providing the blueprints that lead us back to the architect, Jesus Christ.”
The clergy and religious resurrected by Guest House “tried creating our own building – it didn’t work out – here is a place where we use the bricks of our lives to rebuild, Jesus is the glue that holds us together… All of you are builders who listen closely to the Architect, who keep us open to the constructive wisdom of the Teacher.’’
Because alcoholism and other addictions treated by Guest House are spiritual as well as physical and emotional diseases, every member of the Guest House staff is part of the healing process, treating and healing the whole person, mind, body and soul.