In case, you haven’t figured it out already, this blog is about faith. It’s also about love. What better topics are there?
We were married in 2006, in the little chapel of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, NY. As you may have noticed, we have written a screenplay, (originally “Kateri’s Path” & now re-named “Better Mistakes”) and you can find more information here.
Ministry has been a fruit of our marriage. In serving others, we have grown closer to God and each other. This Gospel passage, which was proclaimed at our wedding liturgy, sums up our life perfectly;
“My Father’s glory is shown by your bearing much fruit; in this way you become my disciples. I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love. I have told you this so that my Joy may be in you, and that your Joy may be complete.” – John 15:8-11
Maeve grew up in Glenville, NY. Funny she should marry Glenn. She grew up Catholic and loving God. But it wasn’t until she was a Salesian Lay Missioner in Bolivia that she developed a personal relationship with Jesus and fell in love with the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph. That has made all the difference. She doesn’t dye her hair (although she does relax her curl) and does a great imitation of the wicked witch of the West. She likes walking, swimming, reading, traveling, taking photographs and is grateful for her family.
Glenn grew up in Lynbrook, NY. Raised Catholic, he lost his faith at nineteen. Three years later, through a charismatic prayer meeting and a powerful three-day fast, he realized beyond doubt that Jesus is alive and loves us all beyond measure. Serving as an urban missionary, working for parishes, performing as St. Paul, and by writing, he has found many creative ways of sharing God’s love.
Rembrandt is his favorite artist, and of all his works of genius, the “Hundred Guilder” print – seen on the top of this page – is perhaps the most expressive. In this one dramatic scene, the whole Gospel is distilled. To learn more about the etching, go to Wikipedia.
Like most of the people depicted by Rembrandt in the etching, we have made a “turn toward God.”
May we all have the grace to do the same.