Posted On 2018-01-28 In Projects

In the weariness and silence of the road, we encounter Jesus

CRUZADA DE MARIA 2018, Andrés Romero •

The day began very early. We awoke at 4:00 am to get an early start in order to beat the sun.

There is something unique in that first hour, it is quiet, and it helps us to conquer our inner mission. We set out already feeling the inconveniences, pain, and weariness from the previous day. We walked another 28 kilometers and through the silence and weariness, Christ became more and more present.


With every step I took, you were with me

I was reminded how we were like the disciples going toward Emmaus, who met Jesus on the road, but did not realize it until a little later. Today my story was similar; I was so tired and in pain that I wasn’t aware of the landscape surrounding me: snowy peaks, mountains, and lake in the background. Likewise as the song says: “I will return and undoubtedly notice, that in every step I took, you were with me.”

This is how our story is continuing, one kilometer at a time. One rosary at a time. I’m conquering the new man and am shedding the old man.

May I encounter Christ through the pain, because as St. Paul said, “when I am weak, I am strong.” (2Cor. 12:10)

Photos Cruzada de María 2018

Cruzada de Maria 2018

Original: Spanish. 24 January 2018. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA

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