March 1, 2015 Vol. 29, No. 1 [p. 1]

The Dwelling Place Drawdown

May 8, 2015
Lee Home, Columbus
Luau Theme
From 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Come enjoy the good food and live music by Joe St. John and Larry Priest

The ticket price is $100 and admits 2

Our Grand Prize is $2500 with additional surprises and cash prizes along the way

For more info call The Dwelling Place
Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening to the lucky winners who are present

You need not be present to win the grand prize
Tickets are now on sale.

Someone may be contacting you

Mary Horrell, Thomasz Haupt, and Clare Van Lent
Mary, Thomasz Haupt and Clare


.. to the KCs of Saint Joseph Parish, Starkville, for $1500 from the raffle of a grill to benefit The Dwelling Place. Here Tomasz Haupt, Grand Knight, is presenting the check to Clare and Mary in front of the St. Joseph statue.

Grants Received in 2014

We are so grateful to all who believe in the ministry of The Dwelling Place.

Come to Pray... On Your Time. Bring Your Friends

Maria House
Maria House

We schedule retreats at specific times but we welcome you to come privately for retreat or spiritual direction anytime it is convenient for you and space is available. Three hermitages (small cottages) are available. Just check our website and email your request.

Consider bringing your prayer group, deacons, parish council, or a group of faith-filled friends to experience the peace and renewal that so many individuals experience here. Bring your own director. Tailor the time to fit your need for silence, prayer, sharing and input. Check our website or Facebook for options available. Contact Sheila Avery, secretary, 662-738-5348 to schedule your time.

The Dwelling Place Cookbook

Third Edition of Dwelling Place Cookbook

We were so grateful for the enthusiastic sales of our cookbooks that we ordered more!! They are here for your purchase!! The perfect gift for just about any occasion.

Recipes are included from Sr. Maggie's many favorite ones and many from Mary Ann Dee in memory of her and her culinary gifts. Recipes that we at The Dwelling Place have added over the past years and many from our Associates, past and present, and friends from Corpus Christi are included. It is our intent that all the recipes included, besides being accurate, have been tried and tested. We also discovered that the book stand is a hit!

Dwelling Place Cookbook (3rd Edition)
Advance Sales
Cookbook Coupon
Price per book $20.00
s/h per book $ 5.00
Number of Books x_______
GRAND TOTAL $_______


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Looking for Good Reading??
Find it here

As I have been perusing our library for some good Lenten reading, I have come to a renewed awareness and appreciation of the treasure we have in our library.

It is a repository of collections by leading spiritual writers: Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Henry Nouwen, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis of Assisi as well as many more contemporary spiritual writers.

The collected Works of Saint John of the Cross or his Dark Night of the Soul or Ascent of Mount Carmel, or Volumes I and II of the collected works of Saint Teresa of Avila or her Way of Perfection are gold mines of the spiritual life.


Have you considered a bequest to The Dwelling Place? Some of our donors have remembered our prayer center in their wills. If you are considering this you can do it very easily by including one of the following legal phrases in your will or trust.

"I give, devise or bequeath to The Dwelling Place, 2824 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, Mississippi 39739 for its general purposes all (or state fraction or percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real or personal."

"I give and bequeath the sum of $_________to be used for the general purposes of The Dwelling Place, 2824 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, Mississippi 39739."

Additionally, we can now accept stocks. We have an account set up with Financial Concepts in Columbus, Mississippi. If interested, contact The Dwelling Place for more information.