Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of attending the opening of the 2021 Field of Honor® at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Having grown up in Orange County, I fondly remember family visits to the Mission. But it's been years since I've been back to the historic site founded by Father Junipero Serra … [Read more...] about Field of Honor® at Mission San Juan Capistrano
I'm grateful in so many ways to my friend and co-worker in the vineyard Nathan Ahearne for his generous coordination of my recent speaking mission in Australia. Nathan recently shared this article written immediately following my visit. Along with the video he created, this summary gives you a small … [Read more...] about Australia Memories! See What They Said…
Once again, I am counting my blessings and packing my bags as I prepare Friday to embark on the journey of a lifetime: my very first speaking mission to Australia! I'm traveling at the invitation of some very generous faith communities in Australia. As I anticipate all of the things that I'll … [Read more...] about Australia Journal Kicks Off!
This morning, as I sit in Boston Logan Airport counting my blessings, I'm fondly remembering this weekend's beautiful Mass in celebration of the life and legacy of Venerable Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Over the past year, my life and heart have been inextricably linked with this audacious … [Read more...] about Celebrating Venerable Father Patrick Peyton
Today, we had the great privilege of worshipping and receiving the Eucharist with the parish community of Christ the Savior Catholic Chapel in Meru, Kenya. When we drove the short distance to the parish and entered through metal gates, I did not understand that we were actually entering the grounds … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Seven – February 25, 2018 – Transfigured by Love
Today’s journal entry will be short, as our visit to remote Tharaka County had us on the bus and walking dirt roads for many hours. I’m tired, very tired… but it’s a joyous kind of tired. Tharaka-Nithi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya located in Kenya's former Eastern Province. The … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Six – February 24, 2018 – Saturday in Tharaka County