Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roadside evangelization makes front-page news

Yesterday's front page article of the Washington Post describes the five-week journey of six Franciscan friars that walked 300 miles to Washington DC.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/28/AR2009072803220.html

It's a wonderful story about the joy of sharing the Gospel on the road.

Praise the Lord for the Franciscan friars - kindred spirits to the Missionaries of the Eucharist - receiving such a spotlight!

1 comment:

The Wilkins Lad said...

Also check out this article from Dedham News:

http://www.mydedhamnews.com/viewstory/9/403/

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.