Praying by a river

A Love Story

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Sunday June 12, 2022

This past January, I flew out to Tallahassee, Florida for my yearly retreat. Each priest is required by Church law to take a breather from parish life to spend a few days in prayer with the Lord. The retreat was entitled, "Holy Desire: The Path To Freedom." I was not expecting much, to be honest. The title was a tad cheesy and generic like when a chain restaurant proclaims, "We have the best chicken wings in the world!" Sure you do.

Yet despite my renitence, something truly amazing happened. Those five days in Florida changed the trajectory of a life.