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Day 34

I have traveled 3,850 miles so far on this Ride. I am excited to feel myself drawn back to Memphis, less than 800 miles away. Cathy and I have prayed the rosary together (by phone)  every morning but I miss… Continue Reading →

Day 33

I have visited many beautiful and impressive church facilities during this Ride. Certainly St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha Nebraska is one of them. Fr. Ron Wasikowski led the 8am        celebration of Mass this morning. His prior assignments included… Continue Reading →

Day 32

I made my way to Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton South Dakota. This is the most-western point of entry to navigate the Missouri River going-east to where it intersects    the Mississippi River north of St…. Continue Reading →

Day 31

St. Patrick Catholic Church is located in picturesque O’Neill. Fr. Marcus Knight celebrated Mass   this morning. Our Ride was also detailed in their weekly bulletin and offered as a special   intention during this Mass. After Mass I had… Continue Reading →

Day 30

The weather is weird this morning. It is cloudy and foggy with a slight mist in the air. My weather radar suggests rain all around me but I never actually encounter it. So the temperature remains in the cool 60’s…. Continue Reading →

Day 29

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church towers above Pierre South Dakota. Pastor Fr. Joseph Holzhauser leads the celebration of mass this morning. His homily on spiritual works of mercy included a reference to our mission work in Africa. Sister Marietta… Continue Reading →

Day 28

From Bismarck I continue my southern Ride towards Pierre South Dakota. Along the way I visit a veteran’s cemetery, a casino resort, encounter the Missouri River multiple times, pass endless fields of brilliant sun flowers and visit the burial site… Continue Reading →

Day 27

Today I met another great young priest, Fr. Jared Johnson, Parochial Vicar who resides at the magnificent Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck North Dakota. I fact, Fr. Jared and Fr. Joseph in Williston were class mates in the… Continue Reading →

Day 26

Finally I am headed south towards my beloved Memphis. But today I am traveling 237 miles to Bismarck North Dakota. Along the way I attended a rodeo in New Town. This was a friendly, locally operated rodeo with local contestants…. Continue Reading →

Day 25

Associate Pastor Fr. Joseph Evinger was our mass celebrant this morning in the beautiful St. Joseph Catholic Church. He learned Spanish in San Antonio Texas, a special city to me since Cathy and I were married there in 1979. Fr…. Continue Reading →

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