Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hotter than a June Bug!!!!!

As we come closer and closer to Maryland, I must admit that I am delighted to scream on random occasions that I am almost in my home state! Though I now remember why some people have difficulty with the end of the walk .... Mur-land is HOT at the end of the summer. I have never seen so much sweat soak through Missionary shirts in all my life. Personally, I have been loving it but it has definitely taken its toll on our walking skills.

Fortunately, we have four new walkers joining us over the next 12 hours and that will be quite delightful. Please pray for our group, that we will be able to work well together to continue to spread the Gospel with great charity and love for one another.

(Also, we're getting Thanksgiving dinner tonight ... that should make the bonding experience all the better!)



Bill Donaghy said...

Hi Jessica,

It was a great surprise for me to bump into you guys on your walking mission in Chester, PA, the other day! Here's my blog post with the pictures I took. God bless your amazing work... stay strong! And let me know if I can ever be of service as a speaker for your missionaries, (I work for the Theology of the Body Institute. Small world!)

Peace and Good,
Bill Donaghy

City Upon The Hill said...

Hey, I bumped into you folks as you were coming into Newark. It was inspiring to see you out and about and thanks for the rosary. Did you ever make it through the University?

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.