Hey, Father John,
I haven't read your site for a while..I was pretty under the weather myself for a while...but I'm back now. Just to let you know that we never stopped praying for you - Bob and I every day and sometimes more than daily we lift you up to the Lord.
All of your pics looks so good and it looks like you are enjoying yourself at the Villa. You must be behaving yourself, too, huh? Yeah, right, I can believe that if I want to, huh? I bet those nuns next door have their hands full keeping you in line, don't they? :)
OK, I'll quit picking on you! You really are a sweet guy and a faithful servant to our Lord. Bob and I learned so much from you. We really do love you and thank God for the time we have been able to spend with you. AHHH Shucks! There I go again, getting mushy...but it's true. We love you and pray for you that you get your rest and healing and whatever else it is that you need.
Things are working out good here in this part of the world, so you certainly do not have to concern yourself with the parishes here. We are giving Mnsg Garvey and Fr. Joe as hard a time as we think we dare, too....lol.
God Bless you and keep up the good work. What a gracious God we serve - how nice it is to have such a great place for you to live where there are already so many familiar faces around you.
We continue to pray for you at least daily. Love, Bob and Judy Markgraf