My freshman year of college found me coming to the fullness of the Truth and loving it. By the second semester, I was attending daily Mass twice or thrice a week, and I was trying to go to Confession once a month. Furthermore, I was slowing opening up to really loving the Catholic faith.
By sophomore year, my girlfriend from high school and freshman year of college was also coming to UMD and she was actually converting to Catholicism, not due to me though (see Lacy Meredith Francis Howard's bio below). It was at this point that we saw GAP for the first time and decided that we couldn't stand for that. A month later we were broken up, but she remained in RCIA, and we both grew in holiness singularly.
During my sophomore year, I started to go to daily Mass 5 to 6 days a week (plus Sunday Mass of course), and it was here that my devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament was fostered. I studied more and more about the faith and came to realize, just as did Cardinal John Henry Newman, that to love history is to find your way back to Rome. I soaked up pro-life stuff and Catholic stuff, and here I am now.
I am the walk leader this year after having walked from Maine to DC once and after having led a walk from Maine to DC the following year. Some might say that I am an expert in this route by now, but I'd just like to say that if it weren't for a whole lot of grace last year, then we wouldn't have made it. Luckily, I've got a whole bunch of experts coming with this year so all I need to do is make sure that we get from A to B each year.
Blessed Jordan of Saxony...pray for us.