This is a public service announcement.
People are writing to me for news of Fr. Byers, author of the blog Holy Souls Hermitage.
Father, with permission of his superiors, is – as I understand – living as a hermit. He prays especially for priests, for which I am grateful.
Recently Father’s blog “went dark”, in that now a sign-in page appears rather than the main page of his blog.
People are writing panicky notes to me asking what is going on with him.
I don’t know.
But, hey! The guy is a hermit, right? He was building his own dwelling, right? He is dedicated to a life of prayer and penance, right? Maybe he is busy doing what he does, right? Maybe he is being more hermit-like right now, right?
Maybe we should be patient and let Father have some space, right?
In the meantime, your Earth’s yellow Sun does not conferred psychic powers on me. I cannot tell you what is going on.
On a personal note: I understand why people are concerned. Were for some reason my blog were to go dark or I suddenly and inexplicably stopped posting, I hope someone would worry about, and pray for, me and even ask around. Priests, even when in contact with lots of people, are often amazingly alone.
So, say a prayer each day for Fr. Byers and be patient.
We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
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