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Welcome to my website! I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with you and reflect on those things that glorify our Creator and make all of us more fully alive. In my blog I’ll be sharing insights on spirituality, creativity, human potential, faith communities, animals, music and much more. I hope you’ll find something helpful in my books, blog or lectures. On the calendar page you’ll find my speaking schedule. I would love to meet you in person, especially if you are visiting New Orleans. Meanwhile, as we say in my former home of Hawaii:

Keep surfing. Keep learning. Keep loving.

Much aloha,

Father Bill

Upcoming Events

JAZZ IN JANUARY –  JANUARY 20-22nd, Christ Church Covington

Join me and 1,000 music lovers for the Second Annual Jazz in January concert series and jazz mass at Christ Church Covington. Concerts on Friday feature The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band, Don Vappie and Creole Serenaders, Tim Laughlin Trio and Tuba Skinny! Sunday’s 9:00 and 11:30 Jazz Masses feature the Sacred Music of Duke Ellington with band, choir and tap dancer. Join us!

Men’s Retreat March 3-5!

Join me for our “Mindfulness for Men” Retreat that I will be co-directing with William Thiele. The retreat is at the Solomon Center near New Orleans. All men are invited. Message me for more details or register at

Special Presentation at Middle Tennessee State University March 16th

If you live near Nashville join me on St. Patrick’s Eve as I help launch two new degree programs at Middle Tennessee State University: Fermentation Science and Religious Studies. Hey, someone thinks I’m qualified to speak to such things! There will be a book signing and reception following!

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