The pilgrimage lit my heart on fire


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