Keep Going Forward!

Posted by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 1, 2019, 5:00:00 AM

Photo by Tom Swinnen from PexelsJunipero Serra’s canonization should prompt us to awaken our own missionary spirit. Taking with him only the certainty that God was calling him to missionary discipleship, he came to the New World to be a witness to God’s love. Let us keep his spirit before us, a vision of life encompassed in his motto recalled by Pope Francis:  “Fr. Serra had a motto which inspired his life and work, not just a saying, but above all a reality which shaped the way he lived: siempre adelante!  Keep moving forward! For him, this was the way to continue experiencing the joy of the Gospel, to keep his heart from growing numb, from being anesthetized. He kept moving forward, because the Lord was waiting. He kept going, because his brothers and sisters were waiting. He kept going forward to the end of his life. Today, like him, may we be able to say: Forward! Let’s keep moving forward!”

–from Saint Junipero Serra's Camino: A Pilgrimage Guide to the California  Missions by Stephen J. Binz

Saint Junipero Serra's Camino


Categories: Pope Francis, Pilgrimage, Saint Junipero Serra