On Hermits, Friends, and Marmots

I have to say, Brother Rex was terrific on EWTN last night! It was great to see and hear him, not only being thoughtful and serious, but also being very, very funny. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much watching a Catholic TV show.  If you were not able to catch his appearance on “The Journey Home” with host Marcus Grodi, the episode will be archived to EWTN’s YouTube page sometime in the next few days.  You can also download the audio podcast for free through iTunes.

Thanks to Marcus Grodi, we’ve even come up with a mascot animal – the marmot – for this project as a result: but in order to understand that, you’ll have to watch the episode of course!

Today we’ve kicked off our guest blogging campaign on the Friends of Little Portion Hermitage site, with a great piece on developing a deeper theology for women by Catholic author, speaker, and talk show host Teresa Tomeo.  We’re truly grateful that she’s sharing her time and talent with us, and with all of you, and thank her for this contribution. Teresa’s is the first in a series of posts we’ll be featuring on the site, every Tuesday and Thursday for the next several weeks, to help draw attention to the work we’re trying to do to get this hermitage established.  These posts will be in addition to Brother Rex’s own brief reflections which he posts on the site during the day.

I also want to thank both my dear friend Catholic new media “diva” Lisa Hendey and writer and commentator Mark Shea for the wonderful pieces about FLPH which they each posted to Patheos yesterday.  You can read Lisa’s post here, and Mark’s post here.  Two more hugely talented, gracious people in the Catholic media community, lending a hand in this effort: we’re really blessed!

I hope you’ll continue to keep the FLPH effort to establish a permanent hermitage in your prayers, gentle reader, since above all that is the most important thing we can do.  And again, if you feel inclined to donate or know someone who may be interested in doing so, please pass the link to FLPH along to them.  It’s not often these days that one gets to help establish an actual hermitage, so this is really a unique opportunity to help someone live out his vocation in a life of prayer on behalf of all of us.

Thanks very much for your support!

The Marmot

The Marmot


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