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My Travels

My dear friends,

When you will read this article, I will be in New Brunswick, Canada, visiting part of my family. As most of you know, I was born and raised in New Brunswick. I still have one sister and a number of cousins, nephews and nieces and, even grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

The first week of August I was in Oceanside, California, at the Prince of Peace Abbey. I go there every year for my private silent retreat. I always enjoy the hospitality of the Benedictines and I join them when they pray the Divine Office and celebrate the Daily Mass.

Monday, August 11, I left for my visit with my family. I flew to Ottawa, Canada, where friends of mine picked me up at the airport. Tuesday, I took the bus and went to Montreal. I enjoyed supper with a few of my nieces and a nephew. Wednesday morning, a niece and myself got on the road and we drove to New Brunswick: 500 miles. My sister, who lives in New Brunswick, is my youngest sister: 84. She and her husband are celebrating their 60 wedding anniversary this summer.

My niece and I will return to Montreal on August 22nd. My oldest sister, 88, who lives in the Ottawa area, will join me in Montreal for the weekend. We will visit another sister, 86, who is in a wheel chair and is legally blind. She is in a home run by the Sisters of Divine Providence. She has macular degeneration. But she is in good spirits and has accepted her condition.

I will conclude my vacation in the Ottawa area where my oldest sister lives and where I have a few nieces and a nephew. My oldest sister is also legally blind. She has detached retina. She also is in a home, but she still is autonomous. Her faith is very strong and she prays all the time. She tells me that she prays at least four rosaries a day.

Many of you say to me that this is the good time to be away from Phoenix. Obviously the weather is a little cooler than in Phoenix. In general the weather is in the 80's in Canada in August. So I will enjoy it. I will keep all of you in my prayers and I trust that you will also keep me in your prayers.

Have a good week!
Fr. Ben Drapeau, Eudist

Mis queridos amigos,

Cuando ustedes lean este artículo, voy a estar en New Brunswick, Canadá, visitando parte de mi familia. Como la mayoría de ustedes saben, yo nací y crecí en New Brunswick. Todavía tengo una hermana y varios primos, sobrinos y sobrinas e incluso sobrinos -nietos y sobrinas-nietas.

La primera semana de agosto estuve en Oceanside, California, en el Prince of Peace Abbey. Voy allí cada año para mi retiro de silencio privado. Siempre disfruto de la hospitalidad de los benedictinos y me uno a ellos cuando rezan el Oficio Divino y celebran la Misa diaria.

El Lunes, 11 de agosto, me fui a visitar a mi familia. Volé a Ottawa, Canadá, donde amigos míos me recogieron en el aeropuerto. El martes, tomé el autobús y me fui a Montreal. Disfruté de la cena con algunas de mis sobrinas y un sobrino. El miércoles por la mañana, una sobrina y yo coincidimos en el camino y nos fuimos a New Brunswick: 500 millas. Mi hermana menor que tiene 84 años, vive en New Brunswick, ella y su esposo celebrarán su 60 aniversario de bodas este verano.

Mi sobrina y yo volveremos a Montreal el 22 de agosto. Mi hermana mayor, de 88 años, que vive en el área de Ottawa, se reunirá conmigo en Montreal para el fin de semana. Vamos a visitar a otra hermana, de 86, que está en silla de ruedas y es legalmente ciega. Ella está en una casa de las Hermanas de la Divina Providencia. Ella tiene degeneración macular. Pero ella está de buen ánimo y ha aceptado su condición.

Voy a concluir mis vacaciones en el área de Ottawa, donde mi hermana mayor vive y donde tengo algunas sobrinas y un sobrino. Mi hermana mayor también es legalmente ciega. Ella se le ha desprendido la retina. Ella también está en una casa, pero ella todavía ve vale por si misma. Su fe es muy fuerte y ella reza todo el tiempo. Ella me dice que reza al menos cuatro rosarios al día.

Muchos de ustedes me dicen que este es el mejor momento para estar lejos de Phoenix. Obviamente el clima es un poco más fresco que en Phoenix. En general el clima en agosto en Canadá se mantiene en los 80 grados. Así que voy a disfrutarlo. Voy a mantener a todos en mis oraciones y confío en que también estaré en tus oraciones.

Que tengan una muy buena semana!

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