Monday, July 27, 2009

We Are Family



Dear friends,
Hello! My name is Taryn and I'm the redhead in the picture above. I've just returned from a week on the MoE Walk, and I'm popping by to share a bit of what I learned with you. I owe my involvement with the MoEs to my dear friend David Sao. I'd tell you that he's the fellow on the left, but I'm sure you already know that, because Dave knows everyone. He's introduced me to more wonderful people than I can count, including many, many MoEs.
The first thing that I learned is this: the MoEs are family. I've had the pleasure of helping host MoEs in Philly and being hosted by more MoEs at the March for Life, so I already knew the strength of the community. It wasn't until I joined The Walk, though, that I understood just how much of a family the Missionaries are. Like any family, the MoEs have traditions and sayings and jokes that no one else would find funny. We pray and eat and sleep and travel together. Most importantly, though, we take care of each other. We tend to each other's blisters and do each other's laundry.




Sometimes, on The Walk, showers are hard to come by, and we have to get creative to maintain a reasonable standard of hygiene. The MoE family is always ready to help!*





I miss my MoE brothers and sisters very much! Walk well, pray hard, and take good care of each other - I'll be be praying for you every day.

Peace and Good!
Taryn

*Just kidding! No MoEs or commercial dryers were harmed in the making of this post.

1 comment:

Anne said...

priceless!!

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.