“Ministers who are overly stressed and experiencing burnout are not effective. It is important that we take time to achieve balance and good health to serve better our confreres in community and in ministry. Finding the time to go fishing takes me away from worldly pressures by engaging in an activity that is, in a sense, purposeless. I soak up the beauty of my surroundings and feel a real connection with creation. I am able to abandon my personal ambitions for a soul-nourishing engagement with the divine.” —Fr. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem. | Fall/Winter 2014 “Abbey Magazine” (page 9)
With special guest Fr. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem.
Frater Jordan Neeck, O. Praem., and Frater Johnathan Turba, O. Praem., continue their short-and-sweet “summer interview series” with Norbertine guest Fr. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem.
Currently a doctoral student of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University, Fr. Dougherty reflects upon his vision of the world, and the beauty and wonder of all God’s creation.