Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Joy of Walking!

 


+JMJ

Now that our 2nd week of walking is wrapping up, its been really cool to just be in awe of all that the Lord has been doing! We have meet amazing people... so many beautiful parishes and host families, so many excited car drivers who are generous with their honks, and so many people just thirsting for the Gospel. On one shift this week we meet 2 amazing guys. The first was a man who was totally in love with Jesus and His Word but was struggling to find the one true Church. What a joy it was for us to share our Catholic faith with him. He loved St. Francis and what do you know, we had one random St. Francis prayer card in our bag. The next guy we meet was 25 and has never heard of our Lord. Telling him about Jesus and how He died for us and wants us with Him in heaven was the biggest gift of the walk so far. He was so open and held on to his rosary as we walked away. Im just so in awe of how crazy it is that Our Lord allows us to be His hands and feet and bring people closer to His Sacred Heart. In reality, we really didn't do much at all. There are so many links in the chain of this walk and we are just the end of it! So many people have been working for months to get us here, so so many benefactors and people who support us, our families for letting us leave home for the summer, our directors and leaders who have put in so much work that we will never know about. Being a Missionary of the Eucharist is really a huge gift. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us with your prayers and generous donations. Know that we pray for you everyday and could not do this without your support. God is so good. Sometimes that's the only thing that makes sense on this walk. His goodness to us is just beyond comprehension. Like a kind woman told me after Mass, "Thank you so much for telling people about Jesus. People just don't know Him..." and so they don't love Him. As I walk I just continue to remind myself what St. Teresa of the Andes says... "its all about falling in love with Jesus" and bringing His love to others.
Thanks for reading our blog! God bless you!

In the Immaculate Heart,
Caroline
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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.