It has been a week since I came back to Bolivia to visit my priest classmate. How good to be with a friend in the foreign soil! He seems to really enjoy ministering to Bolivians which is an inspiration to me. After the last mass in 2009, the four Korean priests including me visited a […]
I have been changed from the experience in Madagascar. As a seminarian, I have looked for what kind of priestly image I want to have some day. Now I see more clearly that I have been called to be a light and salt in the world. There have been many ways to do this, for […]
“Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear to us as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel, or, in other words, of the Church’s mission for the redemption of the human race and its liberation from every oppressive situation” (Justice in the world, Synod of Bishops 1971).
What an amazing inspiration! From Social Justice class, this great inspiration came to me. “Action on behalf of justice is a constitutive dimension of the Gospel.”
When I got a call from the Catholic Worker in New York, I was thrilled to see my dream come true. The big apple, the symbol of capitalism, one of the biggest cities in the United States, I have wanted to see you, New York! I am going to find you.
April 10 Last couple of weeks, I had worked with Fr. Dunson, the professor of Social Justice at St. Mary Seminary. We made a very nice self-study plan for my summer experience at The Catholic Worker in NY. One of my assignments is to read the autobiography of Dorothy Day, “The Long Loneliness,” and “Love is the measure” written by Jim Forrest. And I am also required to conduct interviews with the people in theCatholic Worker and to produce a photo presentation later. I already got the autobiography of Dorothy Day. The cover of the books tells that she seems a pretty tough woman who sat crossing her legs before the police. I can’t wait to read the book!
Fr. Dragga asked me to come to his office and gave me a beautiful icon of Dorothy Day. It says, “All are called to be saints, not to do the extraordinary—if sanctity depended on doing extraordinary, there would be few saints.” How true it is! It reminds me of St. Therese of Lisieux, a saint of Little Way who believed that her ordinary way of life would bring her into the extraordinary way of life and love in Jesus Christ. Indeed, I begin to like Dorothy day.
by Deacon Steve Herrera During the week of July 31-August 8, 2008 I was part of a team of priests, deacons and seminarians who were sent by Catholic Relief Services to learn about its work in Nicaragua. The week exceeded my expectations. The depth and range of what Catholic Relief Services is doing in Nicaragua […]
Traveling is not only for meeting but also for leaving. Traveling is not only to see farther but also to see closer. Traveling is not only moving but also stopping. Traveling is not only leaving but also coming back. Traveling is not only encountering the world but also finding myself. […]