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Grace Abounds! Living a Virtuous Life


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Grace Abounds!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend the day with some fantastic young people from The Diocese of Charlotte’s Catholic Campus Ministry Group. These students represent the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s 49er’s and Wingate University’s Bulldogs. More importantly, they represent the light of Christ! Here I am standing with them after the presentation, along with Father Benjamin Roberts and Linda Stedje-Larsen. Look at all of those smiles. They shine so brightly. I was blessed to be in their presence.

Grace abounded at our day retreat where we imbibed on the virtues, looking at them in-depth; seeing how the virtues interconnect with one another, all with the purpose of drawing us closer to God. The Holy Spirit was definitely busy at work within us. We also were blessed to have Father Benjamin Roberts provide us with the space to meet at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Monroe, NC. He also graciously agreed to celebrate Mass for all participants. It was a beautiful Mass, in a gorgeous chapel, punctuated with a top-notch homily.

Missing from the photo is Sister Eileen Spanier, GNSH, who was responsible for bringing us all together. Without her support and leadership, this wonderful day, filled with grace, would not have happened.

I would like to wish everyone a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter with gratitude for making the day so special for me.

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