I am just back from England where I had my own “marathon” of sorts in the form of a mission! Highlights included: training youth for street evangelization and then actually doing it; inviting parishioners representing countries from around the world to pray, in their native tongue, for their country of origin, for England and for all nations; singing William Blake’s “Jerusalem”, for Brits in their native land; praying with people of many different nationalities for healing and peace; singing in parishes and meeting so many beautiful people; meeting the awesome Keralite community that is re-evangelizing England! We cannot forget that the Church exists in order to evangelize; to lead all people to Christ, the Savior of the world. And each one of us has a part to play in this great mission of mercy.
Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ and I were delighted to be guests on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” on June 28th, 2012. Fr. Mark and Doug were wonderful hosts. One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to sing and proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior of the world on global television! A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have been praying for Rosary Mission, to everyone at EWTN who could not have been more kind, thoughtful, welcoming and full of love, to all of you who have sent emails, greetings, ordered Rosary CDs, promised prayers, invited Rosary Mission to parishes, and offered such enthusiastic words of encouragement! The Rosary is such a powerful prayer for peace. Let’s keep praying it and sharing it with others.
The new Rosary Mission site is finally launched, thanks to the wonderful work of web designer Andrew Fogarty. Hasn’t he done a fantastic job? The homepage video was produced by Joel Looyis from St. Luke’s parish in Calgary, another incredibly talented, generous, and hard-working young student! I met him during a Rosary Mission there, and he offered to produce this video during my visit to St. Albert’s several months later. I had been praying for a web designer and a video producer to help with the mission, and the Lord came through in the most wonderful and surprising way. He sure does provide! Continue reading →