This weekend at Masses our Deacons preached. I always love when they preach because they do a wonderful job of it.
We were also treated to an informative talk by Julie Lupien, the Executive Director of From Mission to Mission.
One of the main outreaches of From Mission to Mission is their work with Missionaries returning from active duty and dealing with ensuing culture shock, and issues of cultural transition.
Living at a slower, more simple pace, and/or living with violence and upheaval and trauma, living a much simpler way of life in general leaves it’s mark in the soul of missionaries the world over. When they return they often face a difficult time of things because of our fast paced culture, and our high tech society.
I look forward to learning more about them myself. Prayers for a blessed day, for all.