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Give Me Your Heart for the Ones Forgotten

The title comes from the song “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath. It’s a line that has been my prayer for the last two years – ever since God called me to be a missionary and gave me a heart for His children in Romania. My call to become a missionary came when I was a junior in college. In the spring of 2011, I was studying abroad at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austrian campus. People who had studied in Austria had always told me that the semester would change my life. I never …

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On Becoming Missionary

It has been approximately one year and four months since I moved to the Northern part of the Archdiocese. I made this move from ministering in a large suburban Cincinnati parish-itself a past move in my life just nine-plus previous years ago.    I have learned that when a person makes a life-changing move or is impacted by life-changing events, this person’s previous reality may not immediately serve their newfound situation. William Bridges, author of the book Transitions-Making Sense of Life’s Changes, says “you must realize that some significant part of your old reality was …

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