Friday, July 06, 2007

Yes, I’m Mexican!

My name is Blanca Lopez, I’m 19 years old and yes! I was born in Mexico City, I grew up in a catholic family and I have been in a catholic school all my life.
Actually I’m in college, Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, studying Nursery, and yes! It’s a catholic college from the Opus Dei. (The Opus Dei is another story that I will tell you later.)

I’m sure that as you read this you are wondering what I’m doing here far far away from my home, well that’s a long story but in summary it’s because I’m crazy hahaha, just kidding, I’m here because God wants me to be here.

In spite of growing up in a catholic family and having been in catholic schools for all my life, more or less two years ago I had a crisis of faith. With the help of my friends and of the people that love me I was able to find a new way of seeing the beauty of the Catholic Church.

I must confess that it was until the day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, last Friday, that I realized the love that Jesus has for us, for me!!! That day I had the opportunity to be in intimate communication with Him. It was amazing how I started talking with Him like if we were best friends, actually He is my Best Friend. As I felt my heart full of true love all I could do was cry!

Being a part of the Missionaries of the Eucharist has been an unforgettable experience because it has contributed to my spiritual formation and is helping me to discern my vocation. So I ask you, the person that is reading my post to pray for all the missionaries and for me so we can all find our paths.

Meeting this amazing group of people has been incredible, each of us has their own story but they all coincide in one thing: GOD!

I’d like to use this space to thank all the people that made this trip possible, especially my parents and family without their support and their understanding I wouldn’t be here! Thanks to all my friends who supported me, especially Maria, who is with me in this amazing adventure! Thanks to Lacy that was who put me in contact with the Missionaries of the Eucharist. But most of all thanks to God!

Thanks for all the blessings you give me every day!.
JPII said: “Don’t be afraid”, now I repeat to you “don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid to talk with Him”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the Mexicans! Blanca, thanks for sharing. !Dios te bendiga! !Por supuesto!

- Phil

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.