And when I got back from my sister's wedding I did an interview with Patrick Ryan on Relevant Radio:
Later that week I went to St. Dominic Savio High School for two days and spoke to all the classes about our mission in Salvador, religious life, and vocations. It was great to see fr. Daniel again after so long and I am so thankful that he gave me the opportunity to speak to the students! Maybe one day some of those young people will come and help us with our mission in Brazil - some of them are already gearing up for WYD 2013 in Rio!
Finally, I met with the Legion of Mary group at St. William's Parish and spoke about prayer and the Virgin Mary. I am thankful for their support and prayers for this mission.
Some of the best news for fundraising is that we have been accepted by the diocese of Austin to do a mission appeal at St. Thomas Moore, Ascension, and Peter and Paul parishes. I have already scheduled our mission appeal in St. Thomas Moore for August 11-12. The other parishes I will start contacting soon.
I left Austin and went to Laredo. We arrived on Sunday just in time for the morning mass, the brothers generously allowed me to speak to the congregation about our mission and receive the collection. The total raised from the morning and evening mass was $803! What a great start! Thank you so much for your generosity Laredo! I will begin working with some of the experienced workers in Alto this week to see how we can already get started moving forward renovating Mary Magdalene House.
The last event I got to host while in Laredo was Searching Issues. It has moved from the Cuadro Cafe to its new location in a place called Scholars - a very neat place! I presented on the "Love Languages," so if you are interested take a look at the video.
God Bless you all!
Br. Francis Therese