Monday, June 02, 2008

Scott Wilkins

My name is Scott Wilkins and I’m the token bearded man on this year’s walk. I joined the Catholic Church on Divine Mercy Sunday of 2007 (St Faustina, pray for us!). Apart from beard-growing, my hobbies include reading and doodling. I often doodle at the expense of my reading… which is quite inadvisable for graduate students. I’ve been working on PhD in American Literature for about two years now and, Lord willing, I’ll start teaching in the Fall. I joined the Missionaries of the Eucharist at this year’s March for Life and after tasting a bit of their community life and the abundant joy that radiates out of them, I decided that my summer had to be spent with them! Please pray for me as I discern the Lord’s will for my life.

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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.