That time has come once again. The summer has come, and I’m here to offer my summer, or at least what I can, to do the work of God in the Northeast. My name is Patrick Yungwirth, and this summer, I’m giving up all my time till the end of June to spread the Theology of the Body in the Northeast.
The walk has started, but things are a little different. Firstly, as last year’s walk leader, I’m coming along as a regular walker. Being that I’m leaving half way through, and the Lord has called Josh to lead, I’m stepping back and allowing the Lord to work for the future of the organization in the here and now; and it’s really exciting!
Getting to meet the walkers and training with them has been wonderful. With our intellectual and spiritual formation coming to an end, we’re praying that the Lord will give us the grace to get through the summer. And as long as we allow Him to work in our lives, then we’ll be sure to receive the grace He desires to bestow upon us. How wonderful will this all be, if we simply allow ourselves to become like clay in the Potter’s Hands!
So in light of us getting to know each other, why not share ourselves with the world? Thus, in an effort to allow those praying for us to know more about whom they are praying for, here’s a little about me (you should check out the rest of the walkers entries to learn more about them).
I grew up in a Catholic family, and when I was young my mother passed away, and my dad remarried a widow with five kids of her own. So now, my family is nine kids (four of them married including my sister who is married to Jesus – she’s a Benedictine). I have five nieces outside the womb, and a nephew inside the womb (he’s due in July so please pray for my sister’s pregnancy). I was always involved in the youth group in middle school and high school, and when I got to college, I started looking for some group to find myself. It took a year, but I soon found many friends at the
During the winter break of my sophomore year, I picked up a copy of
I was so impressed with these beautiful writings that I naturally wanted to share them with the world. I found about this thing called the Crusade For Life, and so naturally, I thought this would be a good way to share the beauty of the faith as well as the idea that life is precious from the moment of conception to natural death. They were going to spend the summer walking from
This summer, my path will be a little different however. Being that I’m entering the Dominicans this July (my novitiate begins on July 6, so please pray for me; also, I’ll tell more about my discernment in another post), I have to leave the walk early for the first time in four summers. Pray for me and the walkers as we begin to open ourselves up to the Lord and find ourselves learning from His Sacred Heart. Pray that we might be like libation flowing from our Lord’s Heart into the world.
In Christ and