Tuesday, June 30, 2020

More Recording

We recently recorded a song Cyndie wrote called Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus. Cyndie recorded the keyboard part. More to come! I received a newly edited version of our book A Year of Merciful Love as well as my memoir Radical Shifts. I will read through them to make sure there are no more corrections that need to be done, and we will have more books printed. I am working on a couple of new books at the moment, as well as a course that goes along with one of the books. Cyndie will help me in developing the course. Have a great day! Pete Mason

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Bass and Guitar Recording Tonight

Hello! I did not record last night due to our 13th wedding anniversary celebration. We also watched a movie on the life of St. Teresa of Avila, the Spanish mystic. I plan to record bass guitar and electric guitar for the first song on our album, which is also the title of the album. I also plan to go to Long & McQuade to discuss selling my book at the various Long & McQuade stores in Canada. We still need to finish composing the music for our new album. The songs are in various stages of completion. My goal is to love 50 pounds by December 25, 2020! Please pray for me! I will fast and exercise and eat healthy and avoid pop and excess sugar and doughnuts. Have a great day! Pete

Monday, June 15, 2020

New Batch of Radical Shifts Ordered!

Good morning! Yesterday we ordered another batch of Radical Shifts, my memoir! We sold out of the first run. Contact us at info@petemason.net if you would like one: $20 plus $5 shipping in North America. Shipping is extra out of North America. I am working on a new book. I have actually finished it but will edit it with Cyndie's help. We are also building a course based on the book, kind of a handbook that prayer groups and churches or individuals can use. We are happy to see new people interested in joining the Missionaries of Merciful Love. Some are just starting the 40 day course while others are taking the year of novitiate. I recently bought a book called Day by Day with Saint Francis. He is one of the patron saints of the MML. You can get the book here: https://www.catholiccompany.com/day-by-day-with-st-francis-i119487/ Have a great day. Pete

Friday, June 5, 2020

Cardinal Thomas Collins Visits Me in a Dream

Good morning! Last night I had a dream that Cardinal Thomas Collins from the Archdiocese of Toronto visited me in a large hall with other church representatives and media people. I was happy to see him. My old seminary rector, Fr. Patrick Feurth was there and I was telling him that Cardinal Collins was like St. John Bosco in the seminary, often joking around with us. Yesterday I mailed Cardinal Collins a copy of my memoir, Radical Shifts. This is what likely triggered the dream. I will share this dream with my spiritual director. A couple of days ago I dreamt that Pope John Paul II visited me in my room and a few days before that St. Bernadette of Lourdes visited us wearing a Myztery t shirt. Finally, before that, St. Padre Pio saw me in line for confession and motioned for me to come to him. We are sending a newly edited version of my memoir to be printed in Ontario. Have a good day! Pete

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ecclesiam Renovare Talks

Good morning! I have decided to change my upcoming video talks to "Ecclesiam Renovare" or Renew the Church. We have decided to postpone recording and releasing our album Love is the Answer and instead work on our next concept album.

I am also in the process of typing my spiritual journals starting in 1982 and going to the present. I will print 3 copies: one for my spiritual director, one for Cyndie and one for myself. I am learning a lot by re-reading my journal entries.

Have a great day!

Pete
Photo: Burial of our dear friend Derek Mason at Gardens of Gethsemane

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Getting Ready for Chair of Peter Talks



Hello! Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima! Here is a great movie on her apparitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HzfwPgvVTg  We are preparing our studio for my Chair of Peter talks that I plan to do every day in the morning, probably at 9:30 am. We are hanging up a red curtain that will be behind me.

I will be sitting on an antique chair that our family has owned for many years. We had it re-upholstered red and it looks great. I am still in the process of typing my spiritual diary from 1984 and after. It is really an interesting thing to read my journal entries from so many years ago.

I am also still in the process of writing my next book which I plan to finish within the next month.

Have a great day!

Pete

Monday, May 11, 2020

Pause on Recording to Complete Book

St. Francis of Assisi


We have decided to put a pause on recording our next album so I can finish my next book. I hope to finish the book within 30 days, and then I will create a course on Udemy based on the book. We will  make a paperback book, ebook and audio book as well. I already have the cover photo for the book. Our graphic designer, Lisa from Abstract Marketing in Chatham, Ontario, will create the cover. She is away until about November on maternity leave. 

The next step in our recording for the album is to lay day tempo tracks on the rest of Cyndie's songs. We will use our  BOSS drum machine to set a tempo, along with our metronome, and Cyndie will play keyboards and sing. I found a place that can convert my 7 solo albums on DAT Digital Audio Tape to .wav files, so we can upload them to our website. 

We had a great time on Mother's Day with Cyndie's mom (dinner) and  my mom (tea and chocolates). My mom is 95 is Cyndie's mom is in her 80's. Both live in their own home. My mom has a live-in caregiver. Cyndie's mom lives on her own and we visit every week with groceries. 

Have a great day!