Friday, July 15, 2011

Living in sync with the heart of the Church

We as Missionaries of the Eucharist are called to "proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith", as is written on the back of our shirts.  In order to share the beauty of our faith we seek to immerse ourselves in it, to live it deeply.  Our day revolves around the Holy Mass, we take Christ into ourselves for without doing so it would be impossible to bear Him out to others.  Another integral part of our spirituality is the chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours.  Like the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours is part of the Church's liturgy.  In other words when we participate in these prayers we are inserting ourselves into the heart of the Church and are connecting ourselves in a powerful way with all the Church's members.  Daily Mass as well as our daily recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours, Morning, Evening and Night Prayer gives a rhythm to our life which is in sync with the rhythms of the Church and sanctifies our day.  What a blessing it is to be a MoE!


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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.