He's not even Catholic.
The 'kid' walked 70 miles without a thought to preparing for the trip except to do it by walking because it would be more of a sacrifice. He took no provisions and had no place to stay or rest. He went on pilgrimage, like the saints and pilgrim's of old, seeking God's grace, honoring God's saint... It is an edifying story. Not a 'feel good' story - but an edifying story... for today's feast of St. Benedict Joseph Labre.
Andrew Domini’s feet were blistered and bloodied. He could barely walk by the time he finally made it to a pink marble church and crawled the last 90 feet to a quiet shrine tucked into the corner.What would Jesus say? I don't know of course, but I'm guessing that he might say something like this: "I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith."
As he paused a couple of weeks ago in front of the wooden coffin that held the remains of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and prayed, the 19-year-old said he finally felt at peace.
Domini had walked nearly 70 miles, becoming an unlikely spiritual pilgrim. But the religious shrine wasn’t in Rome, Jerusalem or some other officially holy city. It was in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. - Finish reading here.
Top Photo: Andrew Domini and Sister Lisa Stallings.
H/T to The Deacon's Bench for the story and the photo.
Mother Guerin, pray for us,
especially for Andrew Domini
and his friend Fred Lewis.
What a guy!