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Shepherd’s Fields

January 20, 2020
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We started the day with a visit to a mosque, which has the Chapel of the Ascension at its center. Here, we are praying in the chapel, at the traditional location of the ascension of Jesus. Fr Carl celebrates Mass for us in the Grotto of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested.   Hiking down the […]

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École Biblique and the Via Dolorosa

January 19, 2020
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We started the day at the École Biblique, a pontifical school for biblical studies. Fr Giambrone, an Eastern Province Dominican and New Testament professor, is speaking to us in the Basilica of St Stephen, where, liturgically speaking, it is always the day after Christmas!   We begin to pray the stations of the cross on […]

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How Good and How Pleasant it is when Brothers Live in Unity

January 15, 2020
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Note on Blog post: we have had internet connection issues until we arrived at the airport to leave. This post was written following our visit to Morning Star Seminary on Sunday and Monday, January 12-13. Sorry for the delay. Today we had the pleasure of spending most of the day at Morning Star Seminary. We […]

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The Light of Christ

January 15, 2020
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Note on Blog post: we have had internet connection issues until we arrived at the airport to leave. This post was written following our visit to St. Ann’s parish on Sunday, January 12th. Sorry for the delay. Today we had the great gift to travel outside the city for the first time, celebrating the Baptism […]

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A New Perspective

January 12, 2020
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A change of location brings a lot of new stimuli. We head to downtown Mexico City and find surprises, differences, and similarities. Welcome to week 2.

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Where Two or More Are Gathered

January 11, 2020
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“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” -Matthew 18:20 Everyday, we wake up early, go to 6 am Mass at the Motherhouse, have breakfast with the other volunteers and leave for our sites at 8 am, and the one other thing that remains constant in […]

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Anything But Average

January 10, 2020
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Praised be Jesus Christ. I believe it to be providential and fitting that the Lord allowed me to write the blog for today. From my own experience and the graces shared by my brothers, it seems like it has been a fairly normal day (at least as normal as India can get). We had our […]

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Homeless Hospitality: Somos Familia

January 9, 2020
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Well… it can’t be a trip without some unexpected adventure. What happens when you run out of gas in the middle of Mexico City?

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God is so good.

January 9, 2020
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Namaste! It is so very good to be here in India spending time with the Missionaries of Charity, serving the poor, praying, and so much more. Every Thursday the MCs have a day of prayer, so we do not serve at the volunteer sights. Fortunately, we had a unique day ahead of us. After Mass, […]

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Son, Behold your Mother

January 8, 2020
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The phrase that has been echoing in my heart in India has been one that the beloved shepherd of St. Paul-Minneapolis Bishop Andrew Cozzens regularly preaches to us, his flock: Jesus is asking, “am I enough for you?”  When I landed in Calcutta last week, I didn’t know what to expect. I had been on […]

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