Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Immaculee

I had a truly beautiful dinner with Immaculee last night and she told me I have to look on her blog because my picture is on there. I had met her very briefly at Walsh University and given her a prayer medal that I had made and told her she would be in my prayers. I’d also spent a good deal of time talking to her assistant Kathy and when they decided to do this first retreat they invited me to be a part of it. So next thing I know were all at dinner together to Celebrate Immaculee’s birthday and the retreat is this weekend.

It was an enjoyable evening there was laughter and tears. I was so glad to be there and get to spend some time with her. I was going to take the furthest seat away and Walsh’s President Richard Jusseaume insisted that I take the seat next to her. I was grateful to spend time with Richard and his wife as well as Immaculee and her assistant Kathy and a handful of people that flew in from around the country. I also got to finally spend some time speaking with Immaculee about some of her deep experiences of prayer, her time at the missionaries of charity orphanage (which was a highlight of my trip to Rwanda) and her thoughts on the Abortion Holocaust that we face here in America. She truly is a beautiful and inspiring lady. If you have not read her books yet I encourage you to. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be filled with gratitude and thankful to have read it.

I’m excited because they have also invited me to say mass for her retreat at Walsh University this weekend. If you weren’t able to make it to the retreat she will be coming to Cleveland for a speaking conference thanks to Dr. Trew. I’ll keep you posted when I get more information about that.

God Bless,

Fr. Michael J. Denk

1 comment:

  1. Is there any more information on her speaking engagement in Cleveland yet?


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