“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”
Good Day! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend. We took our Boy Scout Troop on a “Peace Begins With Me” pilgrimage to all six churches in our parish over the weekend. The three day hike encompassed four towns and covered 26 miles. At each church, I stamped their homemade “passports” with a different “peace” themed stamp (all Stampin’ Up! stamps) and everyone received a Holy Medal of the church’s namesake Saint to hang on their walking sticks. It was such a great experience. We’re already planning next year’s pilgrimage!
We had a different devotion at each church…a “Peace” Prayer Service, the Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Silent Prayer with Organ Music played by one of our Scouts, Examination of Conscience and the Rosary. Our recurring teaching was:
“If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.”
From Lao_Tse, a chinese philosopher from 6 B.C.
Have a peaceful day, Dawn (pictured with my brother)