Thank you and all the others who brought together a very special event for our diocese, our city, and the Legion of Mary. It was truly an historic event. I do not know how long since the Blessed Sacrament was carried through our city, other than at local parish celebrations, not since the last Eucharistic Conference (c. 1936). In the Scriptures Jesus said "I have other towns I must visit" Yesterday He came in a special way to our town, a public reminder that HE is for ALL people "The Word" that we must hear. The turnout was very impressive. They came from all parts of our diocese. I hope they bring this back to their parishes. Of all we might do for our faith, nothing compares to focusing on Our Eucharistic Lord. Legionaries have not been able to do their "work" since the beginning of the Pandemic. Yesterday the Legions did "The Work." Evangelism begins and ends with Jesus. May this be a special emphasis to the Legion's work of evangelization. We started small last year. With Fr. Kevin [Estabrook] and all who assisted we took a giant step forward this year. May this become an annual and growing demonstration of the Center of our faith to the cities of our diocese. It lovingly counteracts so many anti-Christian marches, riots, and demonstrations. Our thanks to our Blessed Mother -- and all her helpers -- for bringing this about.
Gratefully and prayerfully,