Saturday, May 20, 2006

re-introduction for J. Haubenreich

My name is Joel Haubenreich, and for the first 20 or so years of my life I was a Protestant, but due to the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and my dear Angel Guardian, I made my way into the True Church. As a priest I know likes to say, “Protestants don’t need to convert; they merely need to return to the faith of their ancestors!” I was confirmed this past Easter.

I thought I knew what I was called to, but it turns out I was mostly confused. Then I realised that I’m called to holiness. What better way to spend a summer, then, than to propagate the Law of God; to dedicate ourselves wholly to the betterment of those born, to the protection of those unborn; to sacrifice our feet, our breath, our comfort, for the sake of the Kingdom? May the Almighty Lord bless our endeavors with an outpouring of Grace and suffering. May our angels go before us, and our patrons stand behind us.


Daniel said...

Ehh, i GUESS this introduction is as good as the first. Just kidding. My prayers are with you and all the Crusaders this summer. God be with you.

In Jesus and Mary,

Brian Soul Livin' said...

Welcome Home. You and the rest of the Missionaries of the Eucharist (Awesome name by the way) are in my prayers.

Dominus Vobiscum!

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.