This is summer and we usually go on vacation during the summer. My husband goes on Triathalons. Many people use their time for various activities and amusements. How about a pilgrimage?
Do you know that there was a time in Christian history where there were no vacations. If people took a break from their regular life duties - it was a retreat or the family went on a local pilgrimage. Things were more serious minded back then and there was reason for it. Life was harder back then. Death from infancy to old age was very real and very painful compared to now. It still exists but there are modern medicines, anti-depressants and morphine now to calm the effects.
We may be physically better off but we certainly are not spiritually better off. There is so much crime, divorce, alcoholism, drug addictions, suicides, broken homes and broken people. What is the solution?
Here is a video from The Remnant Newspaper and Mr. Michael Matt who has been going on this pilgrimage for years and shares it by video. If one can join in on this for next year - it would be great. For those of us who can not - there are alternate choices. There are shrines in Canada and the United States that can be traveled to - if not by foot - by car or plane. Make this a new resolution - take your family on a pilgrimage and ask for graces for yourselves, your families and your loved ones. IT WILL LAST FOR ALL ETERNITY vs. a vacation that ends and leaves you with the same problems you started with (and a little less money)!
Enjoy this video - God bless you and your family - this summer and always!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!