A Strong Foundation of Truth

Knights of Columbus, Spirituality
Antonio Zebedeo Abad, October 12, 2021 From heatwave to drought to sudden rains and cold weather, we've been on a roller coaster ride with nature. Coming out of Sol Duc at Olympic National Park, a huge tree fell in the stormy weather and blocked the road for hours. The Port Townsend ferry sailings were canceled suggesting a detour through Kingston, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Clinton. The southern part of Whidbey Island was without power. Someone said to me, "What bad luck you've had!" I said, "I didn't see it that way. It was the force of nature, and we adjust to what nature gives us." Some people think they can control nature. That's quite the contrary. They push the limits of building on a cliff and nature eats away at the…
Read More

The Test of Time

Knights of Columbus, Uncategorized
Antonio Zebedeo Abad, August 16, 2021 It is a great honor to graduate from the top Carmelite university in the world, Universidad de la Mística in St Teresa's home, the medieval city of Ávila. It is the most preserved medieval city with walls intact, surrounding the entire old part of the city, that protected it from invaders. These are real old castles in Spain, unlike the replicas in Disneyland. I am now certified as a Carmelite Spiritual Director. The Spanish term of Acompañante Espiritual, or Spiritual Companion is more accurate because we were taught that our sole purpose is to lead the faithful to the Holy Spirit, who is the true spiritual director. Note that a companion doesn't just mean someone you meet casually and walks along with you. The…
Read More