It is no secret my journey in faith has not been an easy one. After pretty much leaving the faith, I was left searching the world and never found fulfillment. Each time I thought I found happiness, I was left more disappointed than the last time. I was running out of options and did not…

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Easter Cross

I often imagine myself in Mary Magdalene’s position being the first one to find the empty tomb. After witnessing her best friend carry his cross, hearing the last words he spoke, and seeing him breathe his last breath, his body is nowhere to be found. I can feel how scared she must have been. I…

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Reflection from Awakening #74 Being a former athlete and transfer student from Nicholls, I was worried I would not be able to find a group of people or place where I would fit right in. It was scary. I was terrified. I had always heard how amazing Awakening was and always had the desire to…

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As of now I am standing on at the tip of an Ark, a large wooden one, as it plunges through the rough waves of a deep blue ocean somewhere far off, and I’m the only one on there. I am not afraid to be there. The day is bright and a gentle. A dove…

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My senior year of college, I wanted to do something for Lent that would make a difference in my life. I had reached a low point and needed a spiritual lifeline. Through a miraculous turn of events, I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed quiz on Facebook titled “What to Give up for Lent.” Now for those…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to welcome the McNeese students back after the holiday season. The spring is a time of renewal, and as we enter into the Spring 2021 semester, we are welcoming fresh opportunities and growth for our ministry. As the McNeese campus begins to open back up after being repaired…

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A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with a priest who is a very good friend of mine. We went to Crying Eagle to talk about life & catch up. We sat outside because it felt good; Lake Charles had a cold front (yes, anything under 85 degrees is a cold front in Louisiana).…

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I serve a providential God, don’t I? Do I? Jesus, these days have been strange. It’s my first time to ever fear for my most basic needs. How can joy and sorrow fit so hand-in-hand? I feel you everywhere, yet nowhere all at once. I feel abandoned, yet providentially provided for.  Recently I have felt…

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  By God’s will and providence I have been appointed by Bishop Glen John Provost of the Diocese of Lake Charles, to be the pastor and chaplain at Our Lady of Good Counsel.  I am looking forward to serving the McNeese community and Our Lady of Good Counsel in this role.  …

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Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. To follow along open your Bibles to John 20:19-23 Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and…

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