ROMEOVILLE – During the Lewis University 15th Annual Signum Fidei Lecture, Father Burke Masters, Chicago Cub chaplain and vocation director for the Diocese of Joliet, acknowledged that everyone stumbles in their life. God forgives.
The alumnus from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox encouraged the college audience to include God in its life. He said people feel love, joy and peace when the Holy Spirit is present.
Masters, a Joliet native, had a lifelong dream of becoming a major league baseball player. He converted to Catholicism during his senior year of high school. He went on to play baseball at Mississippi State University, where he competed in the College World Series and was named one of the top student athletes in the history of MSU.
He did not make the majors. Eventually Masters felt called to be Catholic priest and chaplain for the Chicago Cubs.
The Signum Fidei Lecture is organized by Lewis University’s Center for Ministry & Spirituality to celebrate the university’s Catholic and Lasallian heritage, bringing to campus men and women of vision and faith to illuminate issues affecting the Church and its people, to reflect on spirituality in the Catholic tradition, and to provide a forum for topics based on Church teaching.
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