Author Archives: Fr. Lou Guntzelman

Fr. Lou Guntzelman

About Fr. Lou Guntzelman

Father Lou Guntzelman.... RIP August 31, 1931 -- June 21, 2011 Fr. Guntzelman published some of his "reflections for living" in a news letter for New Hope Family Life Center during the years that I was an active member of this organization. And since my writing for this website is a reflection of what I learned during those years, Fr. Guntzelman provided a strong influence on my work. My intent was always to ask Fr. Guntzelman for permission to reprint some of those reflections....so I was saddened to learn that he had died in 2011, but at the same time... happy to learn that he wrote a book called "So Heart & Mind Can Fill" which offers many of the insightful work that I fondly remembered. A few of those reflections will be offered here...in this website. Fr. Guntzelman's book "So Heart & Mind Can Fill" is unfortunately out of print, but used copies can still be found at Amazon.com. I encourage my readers to seek out a copy of this wonderful collection of "reflections" for feeding the heart and soul. Respectfully...Connie Nolan--Website administrator

Autumn Leaves, Autumn Lives

For just a few weeks of the year, our world looks stunningly different.  During most of the year the trees are either bare or green.  But for a short time, autumn showcases them with vivid golds and reds, dark browns … Continue reading

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Christmas and Yearning for Home

An old movie depiction of human loneliness might show a solitary man sitting alone in an empty bar saying, “Here it is Christmas and I’m all by myself!”  Although Christians acknowledge Easter as the greater feast, Christmas arouses more feelings.  … Continue reading

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If Only

One of the first lessons in the art of living is to learn to cope with problems in a healthy way.  In general, we are to face our problems courageously, work through them, and come out on the other side … Continue reading

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