Last weekend 20 SPO missionaries and students from the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas embarked on a 7 hour journey to Bismarck, North Dakota, or as I like to call it, “God’s Country.” We attended Thirst 2013: A Eucharistic Conference, hosted by the Diocese of Bismark, and from the moment we left Minneapolis, God began to work in our hearts, bringing us closer to Himself and closer to each other.
We began the conference with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and nothing could have been more perfect. It was amazing! I have never been with so many Catholics in one place before. Seeing so many people humbly receive our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament made my heart rejoice. Throughout Thirst there were a number of incredible speakers: Scott Hahn, His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and many more. Their talks shared a common theme: Christ is calling us to fulfill our place in His perfect plan, and He wants us to know how much He thirsts for us. More than anything, I was inspired and invigorated to do the Lord’s work and follow wherever He leads!