Skip to comments.Unlikely Spiritual Pilgrim Walks 70 Miles From Frat House to Shrine
Posted on 04/15/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
Andrew Dominis feet were blistered and bloodied. He could barely walk by the time he finally made it to a pink marble church and crawled the last 90 feet to a quiet shrine tucked into the corner.
As he paused a couple of weeks ago in front of the wooden coffin that held the remains of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and prayed, the 19-year-old said he finally felt at peace.
Domini had walked nearly 70 miles, becoming an unlikely spiritual pilgrim. But the religious shrine wasnt in Rome, Jerusalem or some other officially holy city. It was in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
And Dominis spiritual quest had begun in the most modern of ways: flipping channels on the couch.
I was watching Law and Order reruns one Sunday, but there was a commercial, Domini said. So I grabbed the remote and landed on CNN, and there was this sister talking about this saint and what she meant to her.
There was this regular kind of guy with eye problems who prayed to Mother Guerin and was cured that made me stop, Domini said. By the end of the program I knew exactly what I needed to do.
An aging friend of Dominis who lives nearby in Crawfordsville, Indiana, had been diagnosed with stage IV cancer six months earlier.
He wasnt doing well, and hes the kind of guy who gives so much and doesnt expect anything in return, Domini said. I wanted to do something for him.
Without telling his friend, Domini who isnt Catholic and said he has tried out different churches but considers himself more spiritual than religious said he decided to take a long walk in search of spiritual assistance.
The TV program that had caught Dominis attention was "CNN Presents," which aired the story.........
(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Bless his friend and may he be blessed with God's loving care.
He’s lucky he didn’t hear about the “Camino Santiago de Compostela”
Thank you for posting. The young man is obviously asking, seeking and knocking, and groping towards intecessory prayer for his friend. The comments following the the original article tell me the Adversary is most displeased.