Thursday, March 30, 2006

from the road to SD

After being on the road for 14 hours we finally arrived in Madison, WI to a hot dinner and a cute baby! We left on Wednesday morning around 5am from Washington, D.C. A few breaks later, we had traveled over 850 miles and were excited to finally stand up and arrive at our host family in Madison. Our host family provided us with a delicious meal and a much needed rest. We were able to get in contact with several media outlets and plan to have dinner with some pro-life students at the University of South Dakota. We are also planning to meet with several convents in the area to solicit their prayers and assistance for the rally on Sunday.

Finally, we'll be meeting with several parishes on Saturday and Sunday to attempt to network with those pro-life groups that are attempting to thwart Planned Parenthood's efforts to overturn this abortion ban in South Dakota. -
Jessica Newman, Missionaries of the Eucharist

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Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.