Fr. Bob, myself, Kate and Eric at a gathering for Religious Life.
Ave Maria! I am thrilled to let you know our next race will be the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 21! This 8K will hopefully be a piece of cake, and you and your intentions will be lifted up during the race.
Life has been a busy blessing! I arrived back from the March for Life Pilgrimage on Sunday January 24, filled with much hope after seeing so many young people among the record 400,000 or so people standing up for the dignity of human life. Neighborhoods like where we live – West Humboldt Park – bear the brunt of the effects of the Culture of Death…violence, teen pregnancy, poverty and drug use, abortion… just to name a few. It is so crucial that we are able to share with our neighbors in need the message of Hope and Life that is found in the person of Jesus Christ!
I ran for the *first time* on a treadmill this past weekend, and that was definitely a challenge (because you don’t really ‘go’ anywhere). I think I’ll stick with running outside, even if it is cold – the weather definitely motivates me to increase my speed!
As the days and weeks go by, I am continually delighted by God’s generosity to me, how He draws me to Himself in prayer and shows me His love in others. Truly, religious life is an honor, and I am blessed to have the support and prayers of so many men and women around the world!
Next week I have a MAJOR road race announcement, so stay tuned for that! In the mean time, know of my prayers for you. If there is ANYTHING you can do to spread the message about this campaign, and even personally invite friends and family to pray and consider giving a financial gift, that would be such a help! We have payed of $40,000 so far, and have roughly 45K left to raise, depending on if a grant comes through. Please visit Donate Today if you can make a gift right now! You can also contact me about making a gift in my name directly to the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels.
I hope you are having a beautiful 2010, and are planning to make the most of the beautiful season of Lent that is upcoming…God bless you, and know of my daily prayers for you!