Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"You can't give what you don't have"

For nearly a week, the Missionaries of the Eucharist have been hard at work in preparation for this summer's walk. How blessed they have been to receive training from some of the best!

On Saturday, they visited Fr. Leo Patalinghug (host of Grace Before Meals) for talks on building community and on spiritual warfare.

Just yesterday, they were treated to a day-long session with Christopher West (author of Theology of the Body Explained).

Over the next few days, they'll continue to prayerfully equip themselves to share the magnificent teachings of Pope John Paul II - the Theology of the Body - with the countless individuals that they'll meet throughout the summer.

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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.