Tomorrow morning, after the Holy Mass at Sisters' chapel (my apartment block is adjacent to Sisters' Provincial house), my journey to the place where it all began will commence...
I have been invited to preach on Divine Mercy Sunday in Our Lady of Graces Shrine in Janów Lubelski, in the Diocese of Sandomierz (formerly - the Archdiocese of Lublin), in the small town where my maternal family lives. This is a holy place in which I received my priestly vocation in August 1981. Since that moment when Our Lady called me to serve Her Son and His Church, I had never been given an opportunity to stand amidst the liturgical congregation and give my testimony to that grace.
Thirty one years passed and now the time has finally come when the parish priest and the custodian of the shrine formally invited me to come over and preach.
You bet I am excited and looking forward to this favor. I got my homily sorted out already, though I am sure as the hour to stand in front of the congregation and speak comes closer, the final refinements will still come. Nevertheless, I feel I am ready and overwhelmingly happy and grateful to God and people for this priceless gift of sharing with people of God what happened in my life and how Our Lady works her ways in the hearts of people for the benefit of Her Son's Church.
Please, pray for the safe journey to Janów. I will drive my father's twenty years old car and I hope she does not break down in the safari. Pray for the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, so I may speak only what God wants and may people's heart are open to receive this message and show their support for Kiabakari, our educational efforts in particular.
Thanks in advance for your kind prayerful solidarity! God bless us all!