Sunday, September 8, 2013

Camp Gargano

Dominic participated in a seven day long boot camp at Camp Gargano led by Doug Barry. Doug is often seen as a host on EWTN's Life on the Rock. If you have sons, I cannot recommend this camp enough. You can find more information at these sites: Camp Gargano and Mary Victrix. They are pushed physically, spiritually, and mentally to become men of God. Most days began with a talk by Doug about virtue and real strength in Christ. Their motto is "Strength and Honor." As exhausting as the camp was, Dominic was eager each day to get out and complete the task and improve his times for the different events. Doug challenged them to the memorize the "Magnificent Seven." These include the Corporal Works of Mercy, the Spiritual Works of Mercy, the Ten Commandments, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the eight Beatitudes, and two more I cannot remember right now.

"Before my Divine King I kneel. His will for me I trust. As a sword in His hand is my Soul."

The diocese of Lincoln is overflowing with spiritual gifts and opportunities.  We are so grateful that our children are exposed to such men like Doug Barry and have opportunity after opportunity to grow in their faith.  I pray we use our gifts wisely and for His glory.