On the road today…

I’m off to Abbottsford, British Columbia for the weekend to eat bacon and maple syrup and talk about Our Lady with some lovely folk. This is what professional missiologists call “acculturation”. I partake of the sacred ritual meal and am accepted by the tribe. Since my mother is Canadian, I already have a natural “in” with the wily Canadian and can easily gain their trust. Their language is remarkably similar to ours some ways, and if they become restless and warlike, they can easily be calmed with a Jersey Milk bar.

See you next week, eh?

Hey Canada and the Pacific Northwest, if you want to come, you can get the registration form here.

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  • John C

    Shea, you’re a comic genius! Thanks for the morning chuckle.

  • Caine

    Careful, Mark. That bacon they have is not REAL bacon!

  • Hi Mark. Will there be any guest destinations on your trip or is this just family. Suggestion: Do a cross-canadian Retreat or seminar series stopping at parishes and major university catholic spots (e.g. St. Jerome’s College in Waterloo, the Newman Center at U of T and other Universitys’ Newman Centers and colleges)? You’d be a breath of fresh air and “neutro-doxy” in the life of Young Catholics everywhere.

    • Mark Shea

      Alas, not this time. But if you’d like to have me out, I’m there!

  • Mmmmmmmmmmm. Jersey Milk.