You can register for the online retreat by using the link below. The event will run from 1:00 to 5:00 Eastern time. We will begin with introductions and Mass. There will be talks and discussions following Mass. People must register in order to participate. They can...read more
Program 1:00 Greetings & Introductions 1:10 MASS officiated by Fr. McKay 2:00 Interlude 2:05 Mary’s Fiat presented by Fr. Roland 3:00 Discussion 3:30 Break 3:40 Introduction 3:45 Matt Talbot’s Devotion to Our Lady presented by Ken Johnston 4:30 Discussion 4:55...read more
Catholic World Report had a recent interview with Ken Johnston about how the Calix Society helps Catholics grow in faith while on the Twelve Step road to recovery.read more
WHAT DOES CALIX DO?
The “Credo” of the society succinctly tells the story: “Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with these problems in the virtue of total abstinence. Our second stated purpose is to promote the spiritual development of our membership. Our gathering today is an effort in this direction. Our conversation and our association together should be a source of inspiration and encouragement to each other, geared to our growth toward spiritual maturity. Our participation in all other spiritual activities of Calix, such as the frequent celebration of the Liturgy, reception of the Sacraments, personal prayer and meditation, Holy Hours, Days of Recollection and retreats, aids us in our third objective, namely, to strive for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. We welcome others who are not members of our Catholic faith, and anyone concerned with the illness of alcoholism and addiction who wish to join with us in prayer for our stated purposes.”
Consider the men and women, who have spent a long time, often many years, unwittingly developing a physical dependence on alcohol. Finally they reach the end of the line – physically, mentally and spiritually. Assume that they manage to put together a short period of sobriety and tentatively are testing the Twelve Step program. Their physical condition improves rapidly and, after a longer period, so does the emotional side of their lives.
– William J. Montroy, A founder of the Calix Society
We pray, through the intercession of co-patrons, for the following:
Our Lady of Recovery
For continued growth of the Calix Society
For deceased members of the Calix Society
For all those who struggle with addiction
For all those who are in recovery from addiction
Submit your prayer intentions here
Venerable Matt Talbot
by: Terry Nelson