Another wonderful IRL National Meeting has come and gone with hundreds of attendees from many, many communities. Franciscans, Norbertines, Dominicans, Carmelites, Hermits, Consecrated Virgins, Consecrated Lay People, Diocesan Priests, Deacons, many other communities, lay people etc. were there in blue, brown, black, white, maroon or grey habits or in civilian clothes as the case may be. People came from California, Florida, Boston, Canada and points in between. Some of the friars were barefoot. One elderly priest made the trip as he always does by greyhound bus and the local train. Some came with no money and relied as they always do on the kindness of strangers to get them safely to their destination.
As one first-time attendee put it: It was God’s creative wisdom fully on display. It was also a foreshadowing of heaven when God will gather all the faithful together in His heavenly embrace.
For those of you who missed attending, all the the talks that took place in the Chapel at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary were recorded. You can click on the link below to watch any of these talks.
Friday April 25 Pontifical High Mass
Friday April 25 Rosary and Benediction
Friday April 25 Dr. Timothy O’Donnell “Building a Civilization of Love Through the Sacred Heart of Jesus”
Saturday April 26 Sheila Liaugminas “Having Our Answers Ready”
Saturday April 26 Bishops Panel with Most Rev. Robert Vasa and Most Rev. James C. Timlin
Saturday April 26 Divine Mercy Vigil Mass
Sunday April 27 Divine Mercy Mass
Sunday April 27 Divine Mercy Chaplet and Relic Veneration
Sunday April 27 Mother M. Julie Saegaert, SCMC, “True Holiness, True Joy”