I am currently at a retreat (faith based) for men recovering from substance abuse. As mentioned, it is faith based and community oriented. It is run by a Protestant pastor and similarly inclined Christians with an eye to ‘new monasticism’.
I am now in my sixth month of sobriety, and in this time God has called me out of Protestantism (Broad Anglicanism) to His Church.
Us guys get up early every morning, have breakfast, then go about our day. I feel often this conversion process is insurmountable (criticism from other residents: ‘Mary worshipper’, etc) but the staff itself has been implicitly helpful.
Now, I am only able to attend Mass once a week (and unfortunately have to jealously watch everyone else commune) so I have stacked up on Catholic literature, a Catholic Bible, etc etc.
My question is: How do I go about doing good works in this setting? I know this may sound like an absurd question to some. About the only thing in my mind that I can think even comes close is when I pray the Rosary (which I absolutely can’t get enough of), but does this count?
I think I may have some idea of what I should do, but a little dialogue would help in this.