Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Farewell--the Shire awaits me.

It was exciting, unusual, and challenging, and it has finally come to its end.  I’ve gained so much valuable experience this summer serving in the pro-life field that I know will benefit me no matter what the Lord calls me to do hereafter.  It feels good to spend time in the service of others even—perhaps especially—when it gets hard and unpleasant.  The work itself was challenging and—as is usually the case when strangers come together to share in a common labor—so was the common life at times, but working through these things together is rewarding and if done right can only help the cause.

One of the best parts of my summer was meeting SO many remarkable, devoted, self-sacrificing individuals from all across the country.  If anyone from my travels is reading this blog, a big hello from Ohio to my friends in New York, Washington, D.C., Vienna, VA, Charlotte, NC, Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, and last but far from least, across the Atlantic to Spain!  Thank-you all so much for your hard work, your perseverance, your generosity, your self-sacrifice, and your general kindness.  You’ve all been an inspiration to me in different ways and I’m truly grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work, play, suffer, rejoice, visit, and pray with you! 

If you want to experience the frontlines of the battle for life in the service of God and neighbor over a summer like nothing you’ve ever experienced nor one you will ever forget, than this is the internship for you. 

Keep up the good fight everyone!!!

“Woe to me if I should prove myself but a half-hearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.”  --St. Fidelis

St. Macrina the Younger, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of life and Patroness of the Americas, pray for us.

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