The Blessing of the Austin Diocese

On May 8 we were very honored to be able to meet with Very Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, Vicar General of the Diocese of Austin.  Fr. Danny heard the vision of Christ the Reconciler, and graciously blessed us in the pursuit of prayer, hospitality and reconciliation.

Fr. Danny, Amy, Fr. René Constanza of St. Austin's Paris, and myself

Fr. Danny, Amy, Fr. René Constanza of St. Austin's Paris, and myself

Interestingly, Fr. Danny mentioned a teacher from his college days, Dr. Maxwell Johnson.  When we looked up his faculty page on the Notre Dame website, we were amazed to see that on his home page was a video about Benedictine practices of prayer, hospitality, and ecumenism!  It fit so well into the forming vision for Christ the Reconciler, that I would like to share it with you.

Part four of a four part series on Benedictine Spirituality, by University of Notre Dame professor of theology Maxwell Johnson.