Trip Winds Down and Preparation for Retreat
My trek through Georgia and Florida is coming to an end. I have visited seven prospectives and, as I mentioned in the last posting, I am encouraged. The Lord is inspiring good men to look into the possibilities of living our Gospel life in fraternity. I pray for all of the men thinking about joining us and ask the Lord to lead and guide them.
For those keeping track of my modes of transportation, I returned the Lincoln Town Car Wednesday morning and picked up a Dodge Magnum in Jacksonville, FL. A much more "modest" car for a Franciscan vocation director, don't you think?
Next week is the third and final Provincial Pilgrimage Retreat. Since the Order is on pilgrimage toward the 800th anniversary of the Papal Approval of our way of life, we are going on pilgrimage this year in our provincial retreat visiting the significant places in the history of our community. One of those places is St. Anthony Friary in Cincinnati, where I presently live. The picture above is of the altar and crucifix in our chapel. I hope to have more on the retreat when I return to Cincinnati.