Vocations, Journeys, Paulists and Bread

As of this writing, we are one week away from (God willing) Evan’s ordination to the priesthood. To be completely honest, it’s all a bit overwhelming.

Earlier today the Paulists released a brief video profile of Evan in which he talks about his calling, how this blog started, the broader Paulist family and how he prays with bread. If you have four-and-a-half minutes, I think it’s worth watching. (Of course, I’m Evan’s dad so my opinion in this matter is not especially objective.)

Thank you all for your prayers for Evan and for all of us. Please continue praying and, if you can, please join us for the livestream of the Ordination at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, May 18, 2019. You can find the stream on the Paulist Fathers Facebook page or their YouTube channel.

Finally, if you think you might be called to be a Paulist, you can learn more at the Paulist Fathers Vocations page.

— Dad (of Evan)

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So, Where’ve You Been?

Our boots, showing the red dust from Zion's National ParkIt’s been a little quiet around here this past week.

In celebration of 28 years of marriage, Cathy and I took off on Southwestern vacation; revisiting two of our favorite parks and making our first visit to another.

We hiked the familiar Rim Trail at Bryce Canyon, took in the Emerald Pools and explored Watchman in Zions, and visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We love the rugged, surreal scenery of the southwest and relished the opportunity to get out in it again.

Along  the way, God watched out for us — despite the fact that it rained every day, it never rained on us.  When our Jeep’s battery died, we were stopped at an actual gas station which actually did service.  So, we had a crisis-free vacation which gave us a chance to relax.

We’ll leave you with a few of our favorite pictures from the trip.

— Dad

The view from Rim Trail in Bryce

Cathy resting at the top of Watchman

A view from a bridge near the Zion Park Lodge

Kevin on the Emerald Pools Trail

Sunset at the North Rim

A Panoramic View of the North Rim Lodge