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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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Fr. Kelly’s Update

January 8, 2020
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Dear Friends! Just a brief update from the local shepherd…Half of the group is taking the day to rest, pray at the Motherhouse and share stories with the other volunteers inside the walls of our peaceful lodging. The other half of the seminarians have taken to go to another MC site within walking distance to […]

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Men in Christ, Men of the Church, Men for Others

January 7, 2020
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Dan’s story from yesterday showcases precisely what I want to write about today; how the Lord, in his goodness, has given me incredible witnesses of love in my seminarian brothers. We’ve spoken at length about how beautiful it is to watch the sisters at work; how they do their service with immense joy and love, […]

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A full day north of Tiberius

January 7, 2020
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We started the day at Magdala, the town of Mary Magdalene. Behind Fr Eamon Kelly is a mural of the woman touching the hem of Jesus’s robe.  Fr Eamon explains the ecumenical attraction of this holy site. The Church of the Beatitudes, atop the mountain where Jesus preached this famous sermon. Here Fr Carl is celebrating […]

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The Church of the Transfiguration

January 6, 2020
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Today we prayed at the Church of the Transfiguration atop Mount Tabor.   The three peaks in the roof are meant to evoke the three tents that Peter, James, and John offered to erect for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. Andrew Rauenbuehler lectoring at Mass in the Moses Chapel. A group photo after a pilgrim lunch! […]

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