Fr. Rusty’s Blog

What’s in a word?

2015-08-10T10:26:52+00:00August 10th, 2015|

What do you think of when you hear the word homeless? In its most straightforward definition, “homeless” can be used to describe an individual that has no place to live. No place to call home - the place that for most of us conjures up feelings of comfort and warmth, [...]

We Want To Thank You

2014-10-08T21:10:50+00:00October 8th, 2014|

Recently an older woman with a walker who has been a long time client of St. Martin’s stopped me on the street to say, “Thank you for everything you all have done to help me get a place to live!” She reminded me of the power of a thank you and the impact of the services St. Martin’s provides to hundreds of people struggling to over-come life challenges and to find their way home.

Things Are Changing at St. Martin’s

2014-07-18T12:45:02+00:00July 18th, 2014|

It is time to talk seriously about ending homelessness!  It is time to take action and make change happen!   For far too long we have allowed ourselves to stand frozen and concerned but struggling without adequate funding for solutions we know work to end homelessness.  In the last 4 [...]

Concerning Recent Events in Albuquerque

2014-03-31T21:01:32+00:00March 31st, 2014|

St. Martin's strongly regrets the recent events surrounding the death of James Boyd, and empathizes with the feeling of loss within the community. At this time, the organization is focused on solutions and on advancing evidence-based methods for ending homelessness. Through the Project End Homelessness initiative, St. Martin's targets Albuquerque's [...]

A Day Of Remembrance

2013-09-11T19:16:59+00:00September 11th, 2013|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director It is September 11th and a time to remember.  To this day I can remember what I was doing and the impact of watching NBC news with Matt and Katie.  I always get to the office really early and that morning I had just [...]

Welcome from our Executive Director

2013-02-25T20:12:08+00:00February 25th, 2013|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director Dear Friends of St. Martin’s, Welcome to our third annual Stone Soup Dinner 2013…  “What does hope look like?”  Have you ever given thought to the role that Hope plays in your life?  What would your life be like without hope? So many of [...]

Not Just Homeless

2012-08-30T21:02:15+00:00August 30th, 2012|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director Someone recently came to my office and told me, "I am homeless."  I was caught off-guard at the simplicity and power of this statement.  You don't know me or anything about me, but "I am homeless" and that is the only thing you need [...]

I have a complaint… my life is too difficult!

2012-04-24T18:39:23+00:00April 24th, 2012|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director I have a complaint… my life is too difficult! I came to work today and discovered an ocean of all the reasons that prevented me/us from having a good day at work…  bad weekend, too hot, had to work Sunday, weeds to pull, did [...]

Long and hard road to Hope

2011-08-02T13:41:48+00:00August 2nd, 2011|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director It has been a long and hard road this last 2 month for the community of St. Martin's...  at our All Staff meeting last week I think most of us felt overwhlemed with sadness and loss.  In the last several months we have lost 8 [...]

Holiday Miracles

2010-12-02T20:57:51+00:00December 2nd, 2010|

Father Rusty, Exec. Director Holiday Miracles... Have you seen any miracles lately? When I was a kid I always believed that this was a season of miracles...  something magical could happen when dreams and prayers mixed with people caring about each other. At St. Martin's we not only believe [...]

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