The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Saturday, April 26, 2003
Greetings from Donaldson, IN. I had a great and restful day, even playful at times. The meeting in O'Fallon was fruitful and it was good being among friends. The day continued with a flight to Chicago, and then a drive to Indiana. We have 20 couples on this Retrouvaille weekend and I would ask you to keep them in your prayers.

Today's Gospel: I imagined Peter, sorrowful at the change in his life after the death of a friend, maybe feeling even a bit guilty. He goes back to his old familiar ways. What a night it must have been lost in his thoughts and tears. It was a fruitless night, catching nothing. Dawn brings a stranger on the sea shore who invites him to something new. The last time he dropped everything and began a new life. Here it is breakfast and the beginning of redemption and reconciliation. The invitation to breakfast at this new dawn was a wonderful image calling us out of our unsuccesful catch and our night of tears. This is the same call we extend even today to those who are in difficulty. The opening prayer of today's mass referring to a covenant of reconciliation was especially inviting.

Please post your prayers here for the couples on Retrouvaille this weekend.




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