TEAR IN THE DESERT on EWTN

"Final Journey"

Final Journey

Semper Fi!

This is hard work keeping up with a blog. Anyways, the TV special TEAR IN THE DESERT that was scheduled for Memorial Day never made it because of scheduling conflicts with the Pope in Cyprus. St. Teresa always says that God had a better plan. EWTN has scheduled the 30 minute special for JUNE 5th at 6 PM (EST). This is better because it is the eve of the feast of THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS.

The show begins with me in front of the tabernacle of Our Belvoed Jesus. I speak of Edward who reminded me of the sacrificial lamb. With the segment of Christmas in Fallujah, I place the Body of Christ in the grubby battlescarred hands of a Marine teenager. Yes, God has a better plan. Please pass this on.
Love ya,
Father Ron

4 thoughts on “TEAR IN THE DESERT on EWTN

  1. I believe GOD has great plans for you. I mentioned you to my doctor, Edwardo Sanchez, about how spiritual you are and that I am using you to help me with my spiritual journey. He said he knew you and you were very spiritual. I recomented that he and his wife should check out your web sight. His wife said that she would do that. Peace and Love, Jackie

  2. Dear Fr Ron,

    We were young Chaplains together – I am finishing up 21 years of active duty now, but I saw your EWTN interview (a re-run, late night TV) and was very inspired by the Lord’s grip on your life. Thank you for continuing to serve and give in so many wonderful ways to tell the story of Jesus. You and I spent some very meaningful time (at least for me) when you arrived in Puerto Rico – I was with the Seabees, and you just arrived to the base – it was about 1993, if I remember right. I was so young and prideful then – God’s done a lot in me, and He’s still working. God bless you and your ministry. I’m on facebook or the e-mail above if you want further contact. Thank you for inspiring me in life and vocation.

  3. Hello Father Ron!!!
    My mother and I (Diane and Shannon Dickson) were former parish members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Its so amazing to see all the good you are doing! We are so proud and so happy to have found you! Is there any way to contact you directly? Are you still in Jacksonville and if so my mother and I would love to come to your service. Please, feel free to email me if time permits at shannondianemclaughlin@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much!
    Shannon Dickson-McLaughlin

    • Hi Shannon!

      Sorry so long in returning. Me and blogs and bookface are a little slow. But God is Good! My website usually keeps good tabs on me. I am here in Atlantic Beach in a very prayerful place with God. It is a deep and solitary journey, but filled with great joy and peace.

      Here is a comment on my book:

      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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