I got to spend some time at the Here I Am Lord conference at St. Patrick’s parish in St. Charles, Il. I had a couple of interesting conversations while I was there. The first was with a woman who was a secular Franciscan. She told me her reversion story after being away from the Church for 40 years. It was interesting and inspiring. I wish I always had a camera recording so I could have recorded it. Maybe Chicago’s Mayor Daley is on to something with his video cameras all over the place. Maybe I can track her down some day and record her reversion.
The second notable conversation that I had was with a couple of sisters from Sisters in Jesus the Lord. The sisters are missionary sisters who travel to Vladivostok in Russia. We had a great conversation about issues related to Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Mostly I was struck by the joy that you could read on their faces. It was great to meet them and put a face to a mission that I have supported with donations in the past. You can learn about these sisters at http://cjd.cc/aboutus.htm