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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC RETREATS & SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS September 22, 2017 11 FROM PAGE 10 REFLECTIONS: Photographing His glory Reflections of His Glory Volume I: Ahmeek-Germfask Contains 70 pages of full-color photography of the Catholic Churches in Michigans Upper Peninsula Pre-order by Nov. 10, 2017 for December delivery Please mail a $52 check (includes shipping) with your name, phone number and full address to: Reflections of His Glory" 3224 US HWY 41 W, #119, Marquette, MI 49855 Visit us at: www.reflectionsofhisglory.com to pay by credit card and check out the on-line store. Evangelizing through Faith-Filled Photography sacrifices that our ancestors made to build each of the churches. I also enjoyed talking with people at each of the churches and ex- ploring the communities in which they are located. Shortly after Bishop John released his pastoral letter on evangelization, I realized that the pictures that I took and the experiences that I had while photographing the churches, were very much in line with what Bish- op John was asking each of us to do. First of all, he asks us to work towards becom- ing Spirit-filled evangelizers by having our own personal encounter with Jesus and to make a personal decision to follow him in faith, Bernier said. I was awestruck by the Lord's presence in each of our churches and in the manner in which he made his graces known to me during quiet reflection. This gave me the desire to want to deepen my re- lationship with him, to strengthen my prayer life and 'be a friend of Jesus.' Visiting with priests, parishioners and people of the various communities along the way gave Bernier many chances to make a friend. She realized the third portion of Bishop Doerfler's challenge to the diocese to be a friend of Jesus; make a friend and in- troduce your friend to Jesus could be accom- plished by organizing the photos into a series of books. In today's world, we are inundated with technology and distanced by electronic com- munication, but our churches remain a way to bring people together and feel a sense of connection, Bernier said. I see each of our churches and our parish families as 'Reflec- tions of His Glory' and I know it is what God calls each of us to be. By being a reflection of his glory, we can bring more disciples to Christ by showing that Jesus is alive and is working in the hearts of people. The first of the Reflections of His Glory series, Volume I: Ahmeek - Germfask is available for pre-order with shipping expect- ed late-November. Volume II: Gladstone - Menominee will be available for pre-order in the spring of 2018 and Volume III: Moran - White Pine will be available for pre-order later in the year. For more information, visit www.reflection- sofhisglory.com or email artristrybygod@ gmail.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYANN BERNIER The stained glass windows of St. Agnes Parish in Iron River are reflective in the cruet of Holy Water. Cabin on the lake, Gwinn, MI 3 Bedroom, 2 full baths & Sauna. Call 906-226-8079 for weekly rates or judithwebb@charter.net http://webpages.charter.net/webbcamp/WebbCamp.htm PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYANN BERNIER The sun radiates through the pews at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River.

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