Hello Mudda Hello Faddah

Here I am at Camp Granada.  Or at least was….and it was Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga

This week I:
  1. Said Mass daily for campers and staff
  2. Heard a good number of informal, “Could you please hear my confession father…” confessions. It’s always a joy when a young person actually asks for confession.
  3. Played Santa Claus in camp’s Christmas in July celebration
  4. Read lots of Flannery O’Connor
  5. Read a biography of St Maximillian Kolbe
  6. Led Eucharistic Adoration for the camp staff
  7. Went on a climbing expedition and climbed a wall
  8. Went on an overnight camping expedition, with my son
  9. Ate wild blueberries, 
  10. Saw beautiful mountains
  11. Got soaked when it rained at three in the morning
  12. Got more soaked hiking back out of the woods
  13. Swam in a lake
  14. Played the Grail Knight (you have chosen wisely) in camp’s ‘Indiana Jones Quest’
  15. Counseled a few folks with personal problems
  16. Viewed a food fight
  17. Said prayers for healing with a kid who came off his mountain bike and bit the dust–literally. His face was messed up real bad and the doctors later in the week were amazed at how quick he was healing up.
  18. Saw a gal get thrown into the lake
  19. Took my daughter to Dolly’s Dairy Bar for ice cream and a cream soda
  20. Spoke to two Baptists and one Episcopalian who think Catholicism is the best and want to convert
  21. Slept a lot
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01379244511897838006 Marcus Aurelius

    Sounds like a great time! What’s the nature of this camp? Is there a link? I went to an evangelical sort of summer camp as a kid. It was a great experience actually. It’s been secularized now. I doubt they do stuff like riflery and archery there anymore, it looks pretty wimpy on their website.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    link added

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01379244511897838006 Marcus Aurelius

    My goodness, a month? i used to go for a week! I don’t know if I could be parted from my son for a month. Then again perhaps that attitude will change when he’s a bit older. 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00997766157711823147 the owl of the remove

    Glad you’re back, Dwight – we’ve missed you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09897269955436636225 Rome Rose

    You look more than a little like Andrew Sullivan.