Its official, in late September I’m going to Chicago to meet Monsignor Schmitz, Vicar General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, in order to discuss a vocation with the Institute. I am already quite anxious about this trip (don’t think I’m weird or obsessive or anything for being excited about something over a month away- I rarely travel outside of my little, rather boring, city, and this meeting could determine my future).
Some people look up to world leaders or academics, others to great doctors or celebrities- I look up to great priests, and Msgr. Schmitz is one of them. He is extremely intelligent, an impressive preacher and a holy priest. I’ve enjoyed reading his works (the few that are in English) and listening to recordings of his talks, and now I’ll be able to meet him in person.
Since I am also currently beginning a re-organization of my spiritual life and daily routine (I’ve been far too disorganized and random lately; thankfully I have good spiritual director to knock some sense into me ;)), I would like to commend myself to your prayers. Please pray that I am able to get myself a little bit more organized and that my meeting with Monsignor goes well.