Monday, June 02, 2008

Meredith Beck

Hello! My name is Meredith Beck. I am 22 years old, live in the Philadelphia area, just graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in English, and I am not Catholic…yet. During this past school year at Drew I became close with a couple Catholics at school and one of them went on the walk with the MoEs last year. In the past nine months, through my experiences in the Catholic community, some solitary study, and lots of prayer I realized that God was calling me to Catholicism. I am really excited to start taking RCIA classes this fall. Since I cannot start until the fall, however, I want to be involved as I can before then, which is what drew me to this walk. I want to spread the Theology of the Body to the country and I want to become part of a strong community of young Catholics. While I am very excited and enthusiastic to be here, I am also nervous that I am going to mess something up! Please pray for all of us that as we walk this summer we are safe and able to impact and educate our brothers and sisters.

1 comment:

Blanca said...

I think is awsome what your are doing, count with my prayers so can be a very good messenger of God.

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.