I was going to title this “Going home”, but I was afraid I might offend my family. On Friday, August 20, I will be heading back to Brazil. Yes Brazil. I know I have been trying to keep a lot details of my personal life reserved, but it doesn't really matter much if you know where I am going.
You already know I am an American priest who entered the legion. Now you know I am an American priest that will be working in Brazil. Why Brazil? Because I love it. Eight years have taken care of the language problem, and have helped me to understand the culture, and evangelize it.
August 20 will be a travel day. Actually, I will arrive the morning of August 21. Given that sleep is not an option in economy, I will probably spend that arrival day lounging. Then comes Sunday, and I'm sure I will be able to get into the thick of things.
What will the next month be like? Well, I will have await word from my bishop, but I will also have a chance to meet with him. I will also be in a position to do some pastoral work. Above all, as I said in a previous blog, I will have time to pray and plot my spiritual life for the future. My spirituality in the past has been based on the writings of a man who proved not to be what he promised.