Memorial Day 2010

Thank you God for our Country. Heal us. Teach us to be more trusting in YOU!

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  1. Bravo Father! The prayerful film you made, “Tear in the Desert” ought to be mentioned on our website too, if it has not been before. We will add you to our Rosary. I was in another war in a different time as a corpsman, but you know what? You were there. Thanks be to God. John

    • God bless you John!

      I thought I had replied to this, but I see it standing here. Thanks for your kind words. Tear in the Desert TV special will play this Thursday 11-11 on EWTN at 6 pm and Catholic TV at noon and 7:30 pm. God seems to be blessing the story where I remain like the anti-hero. Let us lift up our Veterans and their families. Peace, and thanks for the prayers.

      This is a review from a friend I met at the Military Writers Society of America in Pittsburg. I was impressed.

      Father Ron

      I want this Padre in my foxhole., November 6, 2010
      By R. Ballister “author, God Does Have A Sense o… (Annapolis, MD) –
      See all my reviews
      (VINE VOICE)

      This review is from: Tear in the Desert (Hardcover)
      Father Ron Moses Camarda’s book Tear in the Desert is an outstanding and
      spiritually uplifting memoir about one Catholic chaplain’s tour of duty during
      the Iraq war. Father Ron takes great pains in his book to describe not only the
      humanity of those ministered to and those around him but his own humanity
      as well. He discusses his doubts, his fears, and his failings as an angel of peace
      sent to a theater of war. Filled with his personal recollections, Scripture
      passages, and his own poetry, some of it written in theback of a Humvee
      as he transit another dangerous route, the book immerses the reader in
      Father Ron’s experience.

      Father Ron ministered to over eighty “angels,” or fallen warriors, during his tour.
      He also ministered to countless wounded, scared, and emotionally scarred.
      Through it all he leaned on his faith, his humor, and his God to keep him going
      so he could keep the troops going.

      The book is filled with opposites. Terror and peace in the same moment.
      Hardened Marines sobbing. A priest with thoughts of anger and hopelessness.
      These are not things one might expect to read in a spiritual book. But these
      very elements made the book so real that it was impossible to put down.

      Anyone who has served in a line unit and has fond memories of their
      chaplain will enjoy this book, as will just about any veteran or military
      chaplain. As a military member if I ever have to go back to someplace
      not so safe, I would be privileged to call Father Ron my “Padre”.

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