Sunday, June 03, 2007

My Name is Robert Schmeel

Hello everyone. Dave advised me to say that my name was Robert Schmeel. But it isn't really. My real name is Eric Forrest.

I've never been a Missionary of the Eucharist before and this is the first time I've ever met any of these people, but it is shaping up to be a wonderful experience. Last night when Dave was half asleep and talking too fast for his brain to follow, he told us all of the "Jorious" mysteries of the rosary, and regailed us with tales of his adventures in the "Luminous Prairies". I hope one day that Dave will pray the Jorious mysteries with me, but I am having doubts about whether or not he didn't just make them up. Perhaps these doubts are a diabolical delusion...further discernment is required.

About me: I am a film production major at the University of Southern California, and I graduate in December 2008. I grew up in Marietta, GA. I have a twin sister named Jessica who I love very much. I also have a Mum and a Pop who I love very much.

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us
St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for us
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us

Post Script: The above saints have been my favorite since before I can remember, but I didn't realize until recently that they were all Franciscans. In fact, I think that they all would have been Capuchin Franciscans if they had the chance. St. Pio actually was a Capuchin. St. Joseph tried to be a Capuchin, but they wouldn't take him. St. Anthony and St. Francis weren't alive when the Capuchins started, but I really think they would have joined up if they were born a few hundred years later. In fact, now that I think of it, I think that they would probably all be CFRs if they were around in the 80's.

--Eric Forrest


Lindsay said...

I don't think I know you, but I know I like your style. :) Enjoy the walk!

Ren said...

This was an extremely entertaining intro!! And it really makes me miss Eric :(

Love you guys!

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.