A Cowboy’s Welcome


Herman was praying for the nuns today. His friends had gone to Alabama on pilgrimage to visit the EWTN studio and the shrine in Hanceville too. Pilgrimage was always an exciting time of the year for a nun, and Herman was happy for his friends.

He prayed for them.


The Bible tells us to treat pilgrims as friends and to extend hospitality to them (Heb 13:2-4). Pilgrimage is almost always a life-changing event.

Some pilgrimages are planned, like the one the media nuns were doing in this cartoon. Others are not planned — they are forced upon the pilgrims. That’s the case with many that we call migrants, immigrants, or aliens today. Whatever the reason for a pilgrimage, God wants all His children to treat strangers in the land with hospitality.

This point is so important to God that, in our Scripture today, He even suggests that He sometimes sends His angels as humans so that we might have a heavenly experience. But for that to happen, we have to welcome these weary strangers.


In this cartoon, Fr. Mitch extended a warm welcome and some EWTN hospitality to the media nuns. Of course, the cartoon is fictional, but the love extended by Fr. Mitch in this cartoon is real. It’s an example of what we all should be doing in our daily lives as well (cowboy hats and boots are optional).

The exchange between the nuns and Fr. Mitch, no doubt, will extend into the next comic strip too. So stay tuned!


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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