Encountering Love


We were privileged to be accompanied on our mission by Patrice Swick, Social Justice Director for the Diocese of Erie and our guest blogger for today.

As our time here in El Paso comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Sisters of St. Joseph for such a beautiful collaboration as we walked this Road to El Paso together. The Social Justice and Life office’s blog is called ‘encountering Love’ and Deb, Betsy and myself have certainly done just that. For twelve days we served and accompanied over 840 refugees. We encountered Love, encountered God, in every woman, man, and child we were blessed to hand a plate of food, distribute clothing to, or simply pass on a smile. This encounter does not end once we board our plane to travel back to the Diocese of Erie. An encounter is always a transformative process, and we will each discover this transformation in our own way. As we return to Erie to share what we have seen and most importantly what we have learned, my prayer is that the Spirit guides our words and opens the hearts of those who will hear our stories. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Please feel welcomed to read my own blog – encountering Love – https://encounteringlovesjl.blogspot.com/

One Comment on “Encountering Love”

  1. Hello glad to hear you were in El-Paso. My husband and I have been to the catholic charities humanitarian center in McAllen Texas. We were there in November 2018,Jan 2019 and again in April 2019. Met lots of volunteers from everywhere that just show up to help out. When we go, we go for 10 days to two weeks and come back to Massachusetts exhausted.I am so moved by the staff that work there day in and day out as they work incredibly hard and have such limited resources. Some day maybe our government will pick up this burden as they should. Feeling so ashamed to be an American citizen today.

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