Priestly Discernment Pilgrimage

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Raised by 26 people in 51 months


Hello! My name is Peter Lyons, and I believe that God may be calling me to His Priesthood. As we both know well, decision making and discernment can be extremely challenging; sometimes I think that either God doesn't talk to me or I'm a terrible listener ;) In order to expedite my spiritual growth and understanding of what God wishes me to do for the Church, I am trying to go on a Liturgical pilgrimage to Rome. Of course, I want to travel because traveling is fun, but my goal isn't simply the experience. My primary consideration is to take my immersion in traditional Priestly spirituality, my prayer life and self-knowledge, and my understanding of both the metaphysical and pastoral roles of a Catholic Priest to a much deeper level. I truly believe that the transcendental and mystical nature of being in Corde Ecclesia will materially assist me in running the race and fighting the good fight on my journey whither the Lord leads me!


The specific details and tentative itinerary can all be found HERE. I will have the opportunity for Holy Mass every day, including a Pontifical High Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, as well as access to confession and spiritual direction. I'll be able to visit and pray at St. Mary Major, the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, and the Basilica of Santa Croce, to name several. I'm also very excited about plans to visit the English-speaking Benedictines in Norica! Again, the rest of the specifics are at the link above.

Please pray for me and my vocation, whether I meet my goal or not; rest assured that I am praying for you as you read this. May God bless you, and may God bless the Church!
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Hello All,

It is with sadness that I write that the tour company cancelled the Pilgrimage. Thus, I will not have the opportunity to make a retreat in Rome.

However, I am able to say with joy that through your prayers and hard discernment God has answered several of my questions in wondrous fashion. I have found a seminary that I plan on applying for next school year!

Thank you, each and every one of you, for giving so generously of your treasure for me. Of course it has turned out to be the case that I cannot use your donations in the way you intended, so I will be sure to return everything by September 3rd. You will remain in my prayers and I hope I remain in yours! Thank you once again. Deus Vult!

In Christ,
Peter
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Hello everyone! Thanks to each and every one of you and for the greater glory of God, I have reached my goal for my discernment pilgrimage! You may notice that I raised the dollar amount on my page, but don't worry, it's not because you weren't generous enough! The total amount so far is the minimum that I needed to achieve in order to make the trip possible. Since most meals are not included in the up front cost, I've added a bit more to help me keep track of how much more I either need to raise or earn. Thanks to each one of you again, and I will assuredly begin to update on the status of my discernment as well as the physical retreat! Keep me in your continued prayers, and I pray for you every day.

Pax Christi,
Peter
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Raised by 26 people in 51 months
Created February 3, 2015
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God led me to this through your mom's blog! What a privilege to be able to support you. You are now in our daily prayers! Stay the course...

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