From our encounter with St. John Paul II at the Shrine to the vigil prayer for our nation before the Lincoln and Washington Monuments, our time together was abundantly blessed. This one day journey, though short, has afforded us the powerful reminder that God is constantly guiding us every step of the  way, and that we are influential witnesses to each other and the world. As Bishop Mike Byrnes noted at the beginning of our trip, our whole life is that of a pilgrim. The beauty of uniting as pilgrims strengthens  awareness that we are not alone, particularly on the Feast Day of All Saints!