The Catholic priest who ministers in Petersburg and Wrangell spent a month of his summer at a Jesuit retreat center studying Ignatian spirituality in Los Altos, California. The retreat involved not speaking to anyone except a spiritual director for one month.
Father Thomas Weise has been a priest for 13 years, after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is the pastor at Saint Catherine church in Petersburg and Saint Rose in Wrangell. He says the month long vow of silence was not as difficult as giving up his electronic devices during that time. Joe Viechnicki spoke with him about the experience.