Bishop Emeritus Gilmore, Jacqueline Loh
to lead Lenten mission in Liberal, March 19-21
Jacqueline Loh and the Most Rev. Ronald M. Gilmore, Bishop Emeritus of Dodge City, will lead the Lenten mission, “Grace: Another World,” at St. Anthony Church in Liberal, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, continuing at 6 p.m., March 20, and concluding with a day-long gathering from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21.
The Thursday and Saturday events will begin with Mass celebrated by Bishop Gilmore; Friday’s evening events will begin with the Stations of the Cross, and will include a soup supper. For a schedule, go to dcdiocese.org/register.
Since his retirement, Bishop Gilmore has spent most of his time with Spiritual Direction (mainly with priests), and with Days of Recollection and parish retreats, in the United States, in Canada, and in Ireland.
Jacqueline Loh of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has visited the Diocese of Dodge City frequently in the past 16 years, “gracing us with her understanding heart and her healing touch,” Bishop Emeritus Gilmore said. She is the founder of “Grace that Reigns (gracethatreigns.com),” a ministry devoted to the renewal of the Church through prayer, evangelization, and healing.
Loh said she served as a junior landscape architect and urban planner before heeding a “substantial call from God to bring healing to those in need.”
“In 2003, I was asked to pray for a woman in the United States (in Virginia) who was suffering from brain cancer,” she said. “Physical healing did not come to pass, and I went back to designing zoos. Before she died however, she phoned to say that she and her family had received a better gift, the Grace of Inner Peace. And then:
“‘Jacqueline, you have a gift. Stop building up the physical world as an architect. There are thousands of architects out there in the world. There is only one you. Become God’s architect to build up his Kingdom.’
“In 2008, while I was under the spiritual direction of Archbishop Raymond Roussin, then Archbishop of Vancouver, he turned to me in his chapel and said softly: ‘surrender your career and work on your mission. God needs you to be his hands.’”