WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
Do not anticipate the unpleasant events of this life by anxiety; rather anticipate them with the perfect hope that, as they happen, God, to whom you belong, will protect you. He has protected you up to the present moment; just remain firmly in the hands of His providence and He will help you in all situations and at those times when you find yourself unable to walk, He will carry you.
St. Francis de Sales
All Retreats at Wellspring
are postponed at this time
due to COVID-19.
Wellspring is a Catholic Center for Spirituality owned and operated by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales on fourteen acres of wooded property in Whitehouse, Texas. The purpose of the center is to offer spiritual growth opportunities such as retreats, spiritual direction and bible studies and to promote contemplative spirituality. Along with our weekly activities, Wellspring offers retreats to individuals, couples and groups. Both day and overnight retreats are offered. There are scheduled retreats at Wellspring throughout the year. Groups and individuals are invited to schedule private retreats. Fr. Augustine Tharappel (Fr. Gus) guides the group retreats at Wellspring and is available for spiritual direction for individuals on retreat. An oasis of peace and tranquility is available to all who come to Wellspring to meditate and spend time in retreat.
Brothers and Sisters,
I hope this season of Lent has been a time of blessing and grace for you, even in the midst of the death and dying situations that we have all been facing. On Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week with the prayerful remembrance of the Messianic entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. It is my hope that meditating on the courageous entry of Jesus into hostile territory will bless us all with courage and hope during these difficult and troublesome times. I have prepared reflections for you for Palm Sunday and Holy Week worship at home, alone or with family. God bless you and your family.
Fr. Gus Tharappel