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The New Evangelizers are Here!

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Day 2

Settling into our Groove

Our second day of the conference and the first full day was a lot of fun.  We found our groove and discovered a part of why we are here.  We decided to keep the kids with us for morning daily mass and drop them off at the Youth Conference afterwards.  We decided to forgo the keynote and instead spend some time walking through the vendor area.  Our kids had a great time at the Youth Congress and ...

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We’re on a Pilgrimage!

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What is a Pilgrimage?

A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a destination of religious significance.  It is not a vacation, but a quest for deeper faith.  The pilgrimage is more than just the destination, it begins as soon as you leave the comfort of your home and your normal routine.  A pilgrimage can include great sacrifice and suffering and great spiritual benefit for those who seek to unite their sacrifice and suffering with that of Jesus.  Our family made the ...

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The Cruelty of Dementia – Taking Care of my Father

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Visiting the sick, it sounds easy enough, you visit someone who is sick, keep them company, Hospital, Tuskegee (LOC)bring them some food, take care of their kids, or bring them medicine.  My family has been the recipient of this corporal work of mercy, with each of our nine children.  Our friends and family would rise ...

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Joyfully Visiting the Sick

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Our Time on This Earth is Short

There can be joy in the dying process.  I remember my reaction when my father was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.  It was significantly different from the other times I had experienced the loss of a loved one.  In the past, I felt somewhat devastated and every fiber of my being screamed no, but this time was different.  Yes, I was sad about it, but interestingly, by some supernatural grace of God, I was ...

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