A Reflection on Real Break Romania 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Before leaving for Romania, I wrote a letter to the members of my parish and Diocesan family essentially thanking them for all of the support and begging the Lord for a safe and productive journey. But rather than focus upon this having been a trip from home and back, I feel as though this is a trip that involved leaving home and then leaving home again. I addressed my letter “to those I leave behind” and I feel that making it understood that I leave behind more people is most important. Aside from the fact that an eccentric monk at a monastery (that claims home to the grave of Vlad Tepes) told me drinking the well water means that my soul never leaves said monastery, I feel as though I am leaving home in a way. Read more...