Eucharistic Congress: A Great Way to Launch "Bread Upon the Water"
This was a wonderful four days for me. Mary’s location on the selling floor put me in the most ideal location to see everyone. I also saw all the processions, the adoration, all the goings on. And everyone passed Mary’s end booth. It was wonderful and I sold a lot of Bread Upon the Water, as well as the other books.
I saw Father Tien and his brother, the subjects of the book, and we shared a huge hug in the middle of everything.
This was a good weekend for me. I was able to stay with a good friend so none of my profits went to hotel, my show venue was free, thanks to the generous offer of Mary, and I ate meals with my friend Sandra, who is a great cook. We had Sunday free and attended a local fall festival. That was great fun, beautiful weather, and enjoyable for her husband in the wheelchair as well. Sunday morning we walked across the street to Mass at Saint Gabriel’s while the church bells tolled. When had I last walked to church? It was exhilarating.
I stayed the extra day in order to make a school visit to Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School on Monday morning. Diane Buckley and Kathleen Murray were gracious hostesses and I loved the students. They were very interested in learning about the journey of the boat people and the tremendous amount of faith it took to survive. I understand it’s a popular book in their school library. A great start for selling my newest book, Bread Upon the Water.