Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Orientation through Maeve's Eyes

Well hmm I am pretty much in love with orientation. I have been here for only 2 1/2 days and I already have been able to experience God's abundant blessings. The group is filled with holy people that give witness to God's strength and glory. God's graces and love is visible within each of His instruments who He fills with a burning desire to spread His Truth and Love.

It is beautful how we pray throughout the day for we are completely dependent on the Lord if the mission is to bear fruit. Each person's total trust in God, no matter what the situation is inspiring; it is impossible to fail with Christ as our advocate. The leaders have done wonderful work in preparation for orientation thus far, filling the days with prayer and informative sessions. My experience has already surpassed my expectations. I praise and thank God for bringing me here and allowing me to be His instrument. I pray that Christ's loving Mother will watch over and protect our mission and that the Lord will continue to guide us and use us as He so desires.


Cousin Patty said...

Hi Maeve,
We've been praying for you. You're dad gave me the name of this site. It's awesome. Also your mom sent Meghan your update and I think you did to. Meg sent it on to me. You all are inspiring us here at home. Many blessings to you and all your fellow walkers. Keep taking breaks when you're supposed to! Walk with the Lord, Love, Mrs. Bartnick

Cousin Patty said...

Sorry my user name is 'cousin patty'. I'd originally signed onto our Sonnick family blog and I'm cousin patty to them!!

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.