Sunday, June 15, 2008

Week one

Well, week one is over which means we have completed 164 miles. Currently I am writing from a grade school computer lab in Barre Vermont, where we have been staying for the weekend. In these 164 miles there have been many prayers offered up along with many blisters formed! I am grateful for my experience in healing blisters, because I have never seen so many awful blisters in my life. Some have been so bad that they have been named, married and then they some how procreated! Although painful, it has been awesome traveling this week; we have already been in 3 states and meet many wonderful people.

I have never been treated this kindly by so many people in my life, possibly because I have been living in New York City for a couple years now. I am so grateful for the generosity that has been given to our group of young adults during this journey. The people who we have been in contact with have been more than generous in making sure we are comfortable, clean, and well fed, but they have also been generous in sharing about their life stories.

It is so encouraging to know that we have so many people supporting us, who love us and who pray so often for us. It makes the painful walking all worth it, to know that we will end up in a place filled with love.

I fell in love with the gospel reading from our third day of the walk and I feel like it spoke right to us, and would like to share it with those of you following us through our Blog!

Matthew 10:7-13

Jesus Said to the Twelve: "As you go, make this proclamation: 'The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it, and stay there until you leave. As you enter a house wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you."

We are so grateful for all the families and parishes who have opened their doors to us, who have showered us with love and care. We wish you and all our benefactors peace and happiness.

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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.