The seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter made a pilgrimage up to Minneapolis to visit their new apostolate at All Saints Parish. On the way back to Nebraska, they stopped to make a pilgrimage at the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse. They had a Solemn High Mass Sunday, which was a first for me, just beautiful. One of the founding priests gave a great homily on the early days of the order and the crisis they overcame. It was fitting as the Friars of the Immaculate also attending face their own crisis today. There were lots of guys, and they needed places to stay so we hosted 3 of the seminarians at our house. Good young men, I forgot how young, I guess I'm getting old. I was talking about Cardinal Burke and none of them knew who he was; a good reminder that not everyone lives in my own little Badger Catholic world. They said they stopped at the Mall of America too which I laughed thinking about the gawkers onlooking as 70 men in cassocks walk around together.
Photos courtesy of Edward Jones