Dominus Illuminatio Mea

"...the gaze of the Church is constantly turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament of the Altar, in which she discovers the FULL manifestantion of His boundless love." Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A dear friend of mine began feeling ill the day before the Vigil and got progressively worse the following days. She has a whole myriad of food allergies, so I figured the food we were eating triggered her illness. I just got an email, however, telling us that she was admitted to the hospital upon our return home for a ruptured apendix and abscesses. Unbelievable. Thanks be to God she made it home! PLEASE pray for her. She will be in the hospital for one week.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

To all of you I appeal: Open wide your hearts to God! Let yourselves be surprised by Christ! Let him have "the right of free speech" during these days! Open the doors of your freedom to his merciful love! Share your joys and pains with Christ, and let him enlighten your minds with his light and touch your hearts with his grace. In these days blessed with sharing and joy, may you have a liberating experience of the Church as the place where God’s merciful love reaches out to all people. In the Church and through the Church you will meet Christ, who is waiting for you.

I am home again, and will begin posting journal entries from the pilgrimage later this week. THANK YOU for your prayers. It was a truly awing experience of the Universal Church and the love of Christ through His Vicar.