I was asked by Columbia magazine (Knights of Columbus) to accompany 9 sponsored children and their chaperons to Lourdes, France for the US National Rosary Pilgrimage at the end of June. I didn't know what to expect and, with the illness of our own daughter, the timing for any of these trips is never optimal.
Well, it was the trip of a lifetime and as so often happens, my love for God went up another notch or two. No one should think this odd because the way our love grows for each other is through time together. The same holds true for God...me spending time with him that is.
The article from Columbia magazine can be found here and is supplemented with a couple of "photographs by Bob Mullen". Extremely thankful the Knights of Columbus asked me to participate and put me in touch with so many lovely people. If you ever want a pick me up, go to Lourdes. You'll meet people with every malady known to man, but incredibly, most are joyful people. All are prayerful and carry the cross given them so courageously. It truly is inspirational and humbling at the same time.