Encounter Him… Stay in the “Ache”

By Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

During early spring cleaning last week, I pulled my original backpack out of the attic for the last time. I purchased it, the best model I could afford in 1973, and it has served me well and often over the years, but it’s showing its age and the time has come for a lighter, newer model.  …

Life in Abundance

By: Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

While attending morning Mass on All Saints Day, I had a flashback to some not so saintly times in my life. In what seemed like an instant I realized how broken I was.…

The Pendulum May Be Reaching Its Outer Limit

By: Jack Rigert, Director of John Paul II Renewal Center

One of my favorite roles is speaking with parents of young children. There is something about the challenge of raising children in a world seemingly gone mad that motivates parents, even the ones who haven’t thought about the meaning and purpose of life in a while.…

Is Mass Boring?

Growing up in a devout Catholic home, the one thing my sisters and I could count on, was when Sunday morning rolled around, my family was at Mass. Rain or shine, no matter what our sports schedules were, or the excuses we tried to pull the night before, we were there.…