Preparación para el Viaje Siguiente

Richard Sage¿Sabes cómo a veces, cuando usted está conduciendo en algún lugar y que tipo de Zona en el pensamiento y perder un poco de conciencia de su entorno? O tal vez usted está escuchando atentamente a algo en la radio del coche y usted ir más allá de la esquina donde estaba la intención de convertir. Hace unas semanas yo estaba conduciendo a casa de mi hermana, al sur de Holmen. Como la autopista terminó y yo estaba en la carretera de dos carriles por Drugan del campo de golf, De repente me pregunté por qué wasgoing a Eau Claire. Entonces me di cuenta que perdí mi desvío a Debbie por varios kilómetros! He bromeado que mi coche "sabe" el camino a Wausau y Eau Claire, pero ese día comencé a preguntarme si en verdad lo hizo!

Mi día de retiro de diciembre 15 se acerca rápidamente. Creo que estoy listo. I’ve about finished all the things I’m going to do here; all that’s left is to move a few boxes of books and personal items out to the car to take home. Roberto Partarrieu, el nuevo Director Ejecutivo, is here and has been prepped and is ready to go solo. He’s a good man and will do a fine job leading Catholic Charities. The Board meets on the 15th and we’ll officially pass the title to Roberto and I’ll be “emeritus.” 🙂 That will be good!

En estas últimas semanas, I’ve been asked what I am most pleased with at Catholic Charities over the past nine years. Hay muchas cosas que son agradables. Just to mention a few would include the establishment of our shelter services – Sojourner House in Eau Claire; the Warming Center in Wausau; and the new Warming Center that just opened in downtown La Crosse. Another would be closely linked to the first and that is Catholic Charities has moved closer to the “street,” a little closer to the poor and disenfranchised – not just in shelter services but throughout the organization. Y eso ha sido muy bueno. Pope Francis has said he’d like to be the shepherd of a Church that smells a little more like the sheep. I think our Catholic Charities smells a little more “sheep-ish” than it did nine years ago. I’m also very proud of my co-workers at Catholic Charities – they are excellent in professionalism and superior in dedication to our mission; verdaderos líderes servidores. I think by example and pursuit of Jesus and the social gospel we have been evangelizers in our diocese. The mission of Catholic Charities is essential to the Church!

Richard Sage
Director ejecutivo

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