Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Closing the blog

Good afternoon everyone,

This is Fr. Bill making the final blog post.

What a wonderful experience we have shared.  While a few people knew each other at the beginning of the trip and a couple were friends, I think that it is very safe to say that the relationships formed on this trip surprised everyone.  There is a depth that can only be reached when we take ourselves away from our homes and go out on the pilgrims' path together.

Thank you to our loyal readers and all who followed along side us through this blog. Your prayers and encouragement were sustaining to us.

Thank you to all who contributed to our crowd funding.  We were able to make contributions to the Kenwood United Church of Christ, St. Ambrose Parish, Bettendorf House, St. Benedict the Moor parish and most of all we were able to fund the foundation piece to St. Benedict the Moor School's new playground.

My personal thanks to our students for their enthusiastic participation and willingness to enter into the ambiguity of the Spirit.

And special thanks to Beth, our student leader, and Maggie, our graduate assistant, for going above and beyond all expectations.

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