So in this run I prayed for the blessing of strength. I went on an 11-mile course and stopping by 8 churches in San Francisco. It was a beautiful run. I experienced an overwhelming sense of peace and grace. Seeing the church tower as I approached, entering the quiet and magnificent nave, and looking up at the altar of all the churches I visited struck me with such awe and inspiration to give praise and thanks to God. Then humbly I kneel and say a prayer to all the people who have requested for prayers. I spent a few more quiet moments to pray for my wife. Before she died, I wanted to bring her to all the churches she wanted to visit. I was too late; but here I am now, my beloved wife, visiting as many churches as I can during my runs.
Below are pictures of the churches I visited. One picture is not of a church, but of a hospital - it was the UCSF Cancer Center where I took her to see one of the best oncologist in the country, for a second opinion, with sad results. It would be her last complete evaluation - she passed away 5 weeks later. I stopped by the entry way of the hospital and just broke down in tears. I know I needed to cry my pain.
I miss you, my Love. Thank you, Lord, for the healing run.
|Saints Peter and Paul at Mile 2.1|
|St Francis Xavier at Mile 2.4|
|St. Mary's Cathedral at Mile 3.07|
|Notre Dame Des Victoires at Mile 2.7|
|St. Patrick's at Mile 3.7|
|St. Boniface at Mile 4.7|
|St. Joseph Roman at Mile 6.2|
|UCSF Cancer Center at Mile 7.8|
|St. Dominic's at Mile 8.0|
|St. Mary of the Assumption at Mile 8.7|