Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Walking with a Host Family

I was excited to be walking with one of our host families for a day. It was inspirational how their little daughter Terese wanted to carry our cross so much, so we let her for several short periods. Their daughter Elise was like sign me up for the MOES when I get to college. The entire family put there hearts into the walk and hosting us. They were an inspiration to us all.

~Shawn

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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.