|Mariann Timmermann||(618) 292-8039|
|Ann Stock||(618) 267-3876|
|via email (Vanessa)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|July 5 - 6, 2013 - Fr. Anthony Gramlich, rector of the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA, returns to Vandalia. Also, the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (St. Faustina's religious order) visit Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry for the first time, and they will be bringing a relic of St. Faustina|
|Praise God for the fruit born from a Holy Land pilgrimage:
Wayne Stock was a struggling teenager searching for meaning and direction in life when Debbie Pryor invited him to join OSMM on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2008. On that trip he befriended new seminarian Martin Smith, who shared his journey and his love of the Catholic Faith with Wayne. Attending daily Mass at the holiest sites of Christianity and walking in the footsteps of Christ, Wayne's heart was slowly awakening to the truth of the Gospel, and to an invitation to serve others.
Fast forward five years: Wayne graduated on May 11, 2013 from Marian University in Indianapolis, IN with a Bachelor's degree in Catholic Studies. While at Marian, he lived and received formation training at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary. He is applying to Our Lady of the Lake College, Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL to continue his studies for the diocesan priesthood. He will spend the summer in Charleston, IL assisting Fr. John Titus, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church, and volunteering at the Hedwig Haus of Hospitality, a Catholic Worker House.
Please continue to pray for Martin, Wayne, and all of our seminarians. Please also pray to ask whether God is calling you, or someone you know, to experience the Holy Land in person!