Starting in September, I will be doing a retreat with Matthew Kelly (NY Times best selling author and speaker) once a month at various Catholic Churches across the country.
I met Matthew a little over a year ago, and he has had an enormous impact on my life. He was speaking in Mobile at McGill-Toolen (my old high school) and my father and others were encouraging me to reach out to him and see if I might play a few songs before he spoke. I hesitated at first and was uncertain that I had anything to add to the evening. However, after some persistence from my father, I got in touch with Matthew. Turns out that he had seen me with Counting Crows in Chicago and knew my music. It felt like the hand of providence was at work. When we met I think he believed in my music more than I did. Our time together helped me realize my purpose with an unshakable conviction. I don’t want to discount the timing of everything, cause, indeed, timing is everything, but he was there, right on time, and for that I thank God.
So it is truly my pleasure to join him on these retreats. I thought it would be unusual for me to be playing in churches but it feels quite natural.
These retreats are geared primarily to a Catholic audience but all of you are welcome, and I believe that all who attend will be inspired.
The price includes a day of some wonderful music and teaching, food, a copy of my new album, one of Matthew Kelly’s bestselling books, a DVD, lots of other merchandise.
I hope that some of you will join us for this unique opportunity to learn how to start living with more passion and purpose.