Author Michael Carrillo

Michael Carrillo is a retired police officer from a large California metropolitan police department. He is married to Vicki and they have five adult children between them. He is an unabashed fan of Jesuit education, though he regrets not obtaining one himself. Day hikes and walks give him opportunities and inspirations to look for and find God.

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2 The Big Let-Down?

In his long journey back to full communion with the Church, Michael Carrillo felt disappointment that his anticipated emotions did not kick in immediately after receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. Had God let him down?

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0 Path of the Padres

Every year Michael Carrillo tries to take advantage of a hike that gives him a brief glimpse of what St. Junípero Serra’s band of missionaries might have experienced on their way to evangelize the mission fields of early California. He uses the hike as a pilgrimage to honor all missionaries, past and present.

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0 Try Luke!

As part of their Lenten observance, Michael Carrillo and his wife are reading the Gospel of Luke. Michael provides ideas on what helps him reflect upon the readings and how Luke is influencing his family’s Lent.

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