Monday, December 30, 2019

A Vatican visit and other blessings

On October 16 I had the great blessing of meeting Pope Francis at a Wednesday audience. Here is how I described the encounter on Twitter:

Of the books that I gave the pope, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints is the one that has had the greatest impact. I've been gratified to see it translated not only into Italian but also into Spanish, Slovak, Polish, and, as of this month, Hungarian.

This artful new edition of My Peace I Give You is published by the Discalced Carmelite Sisters. Military Bishop László Bíró wrote a lovely preface for it (which I was able to read online with the help of Google Translate).

It means a great deal to me to be able to reach a Hungarian audience with my writings on healing, and I am eagerly looking forward to meeting my new readers there when I do a speaking tour in that country this coming summer. In the meantime, I am thankful to be speaking closer to home on February 13, when I address young adults at St. Dominic's Parish in Washington, DC. Details on that event and other upcoming talks will be posted on my Events page.

Many thanks to you who check in with me here at the Dawn Patrol and on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Please know that you and all my readers are in my prayer intentions every day. May God bless you this Christmas season and throughout the New Year. Please pray for me too!