The last time I wrote it was the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Today too is another feast of St. Joseph- the Worker: a superb way to kick off the month dedicated to the Mother of God and Our Mother. Through the intercession of Jesus’ earthly family, that so heavily influenced the person of our patron, I pray for you and invite you once again to renew your participation in this work of God.

Personally, May brings mixed feelings, but overall hopeful anticipation.

I’m honestly looking forward to renewing my own relationship with Mary here in the land so steeped in historic and living devotion to her.

I’m asking for grace to navigate the waters of abundant work, the challenges of start-up mode and the Lord’s continuous call to step out into the deep when I’m a mediocre swimmer.

I’m stoked to meet the 13 students coming in a couple weeks for the summer study abroad semester. They seem like a unique group of joyful and fantastic people and I’m sure I will learn a lot from them.

I’m sad to let our Spring group go. The semester ends in 10 days and it’s bittersweet. I’m hopeful and excited that they will receive the last graces the Lord wants to shower upon them these days, and put them into action in the next chapters of their personal journeys. Tomorrow I’ll post the top 10 semester highlights in honor of their final 10 days!