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This week the St. Christopher’s Inn Recovery Radio Podcast focuses on the holidays at St. Christopher’s Inn- how we make them special and why. Host David Gerber interviews one of SCI’s most senior staff members, Thomas King, who orchestrates many of the holiday celebrations throughout the year, and gets his take on the importance of holidays here at the Inn, and discusses the relationship between holiday celebrations and how the staff Friars and alumni contibute to these powerful events throughout the year.
This week the St. Christopher’s Inn Recovery Radio Podcast is hosted by Director of Nursing and Admissions Laurel McCullagh who interviews David Gerber on the topic of bullying. David discusses the changing nature of bullying today in schools as well as it’s relationship to the choice to abuse chemicals, and it’s impact in chemical dependency treatment.
The inaugural podcast for St. Christopher’s Inn Recovery Radio! The first episode features interviews with President and CEO Fr. Bill Drobach and COO Marianne Taylor-Rhoades along with Alumni President Matthew N. Find out about the history of the Inn, and what makes St. Christopher’s so special. Matthew gives a detailed account of his journey to recovery, and successes since leaving the Inn. He also explains the role of the alumni in supporting the mission of St. Christopher’s Inn, and how former clients can connect with the 1,000 member strong Alumni Association. The podcast is hosted by David Gerber, Director of Counseling and Shelter Services. Don’t miss our first episode with some of the most important people that contribute to the overall success of the Inn.
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the concept of how the world changes when we get sober. It's not really that the world changes, but how the world seems different when we look at it through sober eyes. Michael Boccia adds to the discussion by discussing how in the Wizard of Oz, that the wizard doesn't do much to give the characters what they are looking for, so much as the characters found that they already possessed these qualities which emerged when it became important. Listen in as miracles will be shared.
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the frequent commercial tag line "Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results." Often times people enter into treatment thinking that because they have been unsuccessful in the past, that they have no hope for a future. This investment commercial tagline can work in reverse in treatment and recovery. Our present and future can in fact be better-our past does not define us. We just have to be willing to do the work. Listen in as miracles will be shared.
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber discusses how just as flowers open and bloom in nature, one must also open up in recovery in order to become the beautiful person they are meant to be. Many people are willing to go to treatment, but we bloom in recovery when we open ourselves up to trusting and being vulnerable. Michael Boccia chimes in with the analogy of the Nozzleman in a firefighting crew, and how it's the support and encouragement of others that allows him to move forward into the fire. Listen in as miracles will be shared.
In the latest edition of the encouragement group host David Gerber discusses the recovery messages found in the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. Here we identify can do people who make mistakes, but ultimately achieve more than just their goals when the choose to do the work and be honest. Michael Boccia chimes in by discussing the importance of following the program and being patient. Listen in as miracles will be shared.
In this edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber is once again joined by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down Step 8 of AA: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Together they tackle the problems and pitfalls many encounter when arriving at Step 8 and discuss the spirituality necessary to approach this step in a healthy way.
"St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For the restless beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaks. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bays with amenities like restaurants and chair rentals.In this St. Thomas Beach Guide you will find 20 of the island’s most popular beaches, and a few off-the-beaten-track spots; complete with description, map, photos and reviews."
General Beach Information
Resort beaches are open to the public; only some however rent chairs and water sports gear to non-guests. Swimming pools and similar resort amenities are typically reserved for registered-guests only.
All beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are open to the public. Beyond a beach's tree line however is typically private property.
Don’t feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sun block, a hat and sunglasses.
Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration; drink plenty of water.
There are no clothing optional beaches; public nudity is illegal.
Removing shells and sand from beaches is illegal.
Courtesy of www.vinow.com/stthomas/beaches_stt/
The WSJP crew will have all of the action as the Prep football team has its home opener at Plymouth-Whitemarsh vs. St. Ignatius, its fellow Jesuit school coming in from Cleveland. For this broadcast, the WSJP crew will be joined by students from the St. Ignatius Broadcast Network (SIBN) for a special simulcast. Don't miss this exciting broadcast!
Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). He joined the Mercedarians under St. Peter Nolasco at Barcelona. He succeeded Peter as chief ransomer and went to Algeria to ransom slaves. He remained as hostage for several slaves when his money ran out and was sentenced to be impaled when the governor learned that he had converted several Mohammedans. He escaped the death sentence because of the ransom he would bring, but was forced to run the gauntlet. He was then tortured for continuing his evangelizing activities but was ransomed eight months later by Peter Nolasco. On his return to Barcelona in 1239, he was appointed Cardinal by Pope Gregory IX, but died at Cardona a short distance from Barcelona the next year while on the way to Rome. He was canonized in 1657. He is the patron saint of expectant mothers and midwives because of the nature of his own birth. Although his mother died in labor, Raymond miraculously survived the ordeal. His feast day is August 31.
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