15 July 2013

On the way

As I make my way today (and tomorrow) from Quincy to St. Louis to Chicago to Rome, Rich Mullins' "I'll Carry On" has been very much on my mind:

I am grateful for the many prayers that have been offered on my behalf and promise to pray for all of you at the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul and of Francis and Clare.


  1. Happy trails to you. Will keep you in my prayers as you embark on this big adventure.

  2. I couldn't help but tear up as I watched and listened to this. I am so happy for you, Father Daren.

    I know the studies will be intense -- from language school to the last exam you take before you finish your studies. But I know that you will keep in mind always the words of Paul to the Philippians: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." And, each time you remember them, you will feel His peace.

    God's blessings,