Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pilgrimage for peaceful answers

Vietnam is home to one of the most popular pilgrimage sights for members of all religions. People travel very long distances to visit the resting place of Father Truong Buu Diep, an early 20th Century Catholic Martyr. Father Truong Buu Diep resisted suppression of his Catholic Church, and ultimately offered up his own life to save the members of his congregation. Making a pilgrimage to this sight has been an answer to many prayers of those in need, including some of our own team members who have made this journey several times in the past.

Entering the Holy Chapel brings a new, rejuvenated sense of Peace and Closeness to God! There are very few places in the world that provides the serenity to speak directly to God through the image of a Martyr.

Father Truong Buu Diep has been recognized by the Catholic Church and is the process of becoming the next Saint. There is something very special about visiting the resting place of a future Saint of the Catholic Church.

I have prayed to God, through Father Truong Buu Diep, for a special request. I have Faith that my prayers have been heard, and whatever the answer may be, I know it  will be the best possible outcome, no matter what!!!

I should have visited you sooner!

I pray that everyone get an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to a special Holy location, to understand what it feels like to be as close to God, through a Saint, as possible!!