There is not a day that goes by that I do not relive my sacred trip to the Holy Land. This pilgrimage is a God-send. As a cradle Catholic, things were good in my spiritual life, but this journey has reenergized my faith, I am hungry for the Lord, I am actively reading the Bible more, reading Catholic books, and listing more to Catholic radio and DVDs. I owe all of this to Mary Jane, Deacon Tom, and all of you who work behind the scenes at the Pilgrim Center of Hope.
You…have impacted my life in a way that is hard to explain. I feel an overwhelming peace that I have never felt before. I accept that Jesus loves me and died for me. Yes, with that comes a responsibility—to live as He wants me to live, as a role model of Christian love for my family and community; to spread the word of His love for us not only in word but in my every action. This pilgrimage has lit my heart on fire. I pray that that fire burns bright for the rest of my life on earth, leading me to that ultimate gift—“eternal life.”
Thank you…from the bottom of my heart.
– Dianne Dziuk