Greetings from Philadelphia! Fr. Tito and I are now ten stops down and moving along quickly. Since May 20, we’ve seen baseball games at 10 stadiums (8-2 for the home teams), eaten 21 hot dogs (pace has slowed, with no hotdogs in the past week), and I can’t speak for Tito, but I’ve gained about 4 pounds already (I’m going to do an in-house workout as soon as I finish typing this!) All-in-all, it’s been a good trip so far.
Fun Along the Way
Some things are easier shown than spoken about, so here are the past two weeks of videos cataloguing our trip.
Tough to Watch
There are some things in this world that are just awful. When they affect you (or are caused by something you’re apart of) it’s important not to look away.
Instagram and TikTok
In the Media
In a few hours we’ll be on our way to New York for a Yankees game. Unfortunately, both of the New York events had to be cancelled because of lack of support. We will not be stopping at St. Raymonds or St. Francis of Assisi.
After New York, we will head to Boston where we will give a talk at St. Anthony’s Shrine on Tuesday at 12:00. We are also planning to meet with young adults on Monday evening, but as of yet we have not received confirmation on a location.
From there, we head to Washington D.C. where we will celebrate the weekend masses at St. Ambrose in Annandale, VA and a young adult mass Sunday evening at St. Ann’s in D.C.
Hope everyone has a great week!
You both need dugout mugs for the trip. Google it. Essentially, a cup that looks like the end of a bat. (Put the liquid in the “cork end” of the bat.) Although the originals are not inexpensive, you can get one at Kohl’s for $39 or so.
Thanks again for the book, which I’m absorbing every day.
Looking forward to seeing you at Nats Park!
Looking forward to meeting you both in the Twin Cities later this month! When you visit the Twin Cities, make sure to visit the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Paul and check out Mickey’s Dining Car in Saint Paul, MN, which is a unique dining experience and has been featured in several movies:
Also, when you are at Target Field, I encourage you to also stop by nearby Sharing and Caring Hands and meet Mary Jo Copeland, who does great work with the homeless.
As for a game, definitely try curling in Minnesota at the St. Paul curling club.
No Citi field
great job brothers……………God bless!!!!
Thank you brothers for this inspiring journey! I have been a huge fan of Baseball from a young age and I am currently discerning the priesthood. You both truly are inspiring role models for me and I hope to meet you both in person one day! God Bless. Go Cubs!
Good to see you guys! Glad you’re having such a good time.
Re: the interview with Fr. Mark – I found it difficult to watch and listen as he was leading the tour while being questioned. It kinda felt like he was being chased by paparazzi. For next time, perhaps an approach like that of Stephen Colbert would do better; maybe both parties talking over a beer or a cup of coffee – one camera on the interviewee in a close shot and the other camera on the interviewer and interviewee in a wider shot?
Re: Game Time – How about Croquet, Bocce Ball, Fencing (Foil, Sabre, or Épée), or Capoeira? The last two would be sure to burn off major calories.
Re: Man in the Street – Though they needed to be staged for personal consideration, it deeply communicates the things that people think about. Thanks for including it.
Grace and Peace!