Here are some photos of Padre Martin Avalos and Dei Verbum at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Silver Spring, Maryland last night. I wish Padrecito had been there because it was just his kind of event -- a crowded church with a lot of enthusiasm. A handful of people were slain in the Spirit but mostly the crowd just came together in an amazingly unified adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of the procession, the congregation spilled into the center aisle to kneel down in veneration. It was awesome to behold and these photos don't begin to do justice to the spirit.
I also want to thank Rosalinda from Dei Verbum for allowing me to sit in the choir's pew to take pictures and to Francisco, the lead male vocalist, who was the one who actually ended up giving up his seat - un verdadero caballero cristiano. And praise the hermanos and hermanas of the Renovación who did such an excellent job shepherding Padre Martín, Dei Verbum, and the Blessed Sacrament around in different locations and conditions while showing unfailing calm and good humor. You guys -- and gals -- are los mejores de los mejores!