Well the big day is over. We finished the conference at about 9pm right on schedule. In fact, the whole day went according to schedule. We had 1100 attendees. All the speakers arrived on time. Most were able to stay all day. The streaming worked pretty well. Although we had a computer crash in the middle of Scott Hahn’s talk. Of course, these things always happen for our most popular speaker. The speakers held their audience’s attention through-out the conference. It seemed Our Lady was present giving the speakers an extraordinary inspiration and the ears and hearts of the attendees were given extra graces to receive. Many of the speakers who have been to many such conferences said this was one of best run. Many thanks to all who helped.
The parish had their vigil mass at 9pm just as we finished and so we had to wait till 10pm to start packing-up. It took two days to set up so it was not till 1am in the morning that we finished and we did not get back to our friary in Bloomington until 2am.
We are now traveling to Carmel, Indiana for the last concert of Fr. Maximilian Dean.
Tomorrow most of the friars in our traveling road show will go back to Griswold, CT. Two of us, Fra Augustine and Myself will travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin to do an interview at the beautiful Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe being built there which we will staff starting next summer. On the way back we will get a few more interviews.
Then we will have to sort out the large amount of equipment that we brought on the road with us and start producing videos and DVDs of the conference. The first thing we will get up is the video of the live stream that we captured as we streamed it.
Ah we just arrived at Our Lady of Carmel. No rest for the weary. Glory be to God.