Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Jose_Guillermo_Caballero_AndradeDear parishioners:

This summer was really a good one for me.  As I told you in the last note, I attended the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) in Omaha, Nebraska.  My ministry assignment was great.  The kids with whom I was sharing time were such a beautiful blessing in my life.  I remember that before I said goodbye to them, some were really sad. One of them said: “Really? Is this your last time here?”  My heart was moved.  I felt an indescribable experience of love towards them.  Saying good bye was not easy for me.  I really liked to share time with them and I enjoyed doing so.

I had a chance to visit my family back in Colombia.  It was another blessing as well.  My family is doing fine. We had a chance to visit one of the most beautiful pilgrimage places in Colombia.  We went to the “salinas de Zipaquira.”  It is a Cathedral built up inside the mountain.  It is actually a mine of salt! There were many people from overseas in that place.  I also had a chance to visit some friends.  They invited me to go out and have dinner with them.  This vacation time was really good for me.

Nowadays I am in my second year of pre-theology at Saint Meinrad School of Theology.  This year does not look that easy at all. I am taking Greek and it is a real challenge for me.

Thanks for your prayers and your good intentions.  I really appreciate it.

I hope to see you all soon at the Village.

May God bless you and your loved ones.


Guillermo Caballero