Clad in a black cassock, wide-brimmed clerical hat and “shandals” (part-shoe, part-sandals), rosary in one hand and a crucifix in the other, Father Lawrence Carney walks the streets of St. Joseph, Missouri, and shares the Gospel with anyone who approaches. Father Carney credits his decision to become a street evangelist to the life-changing experience of walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain shortly after his ordination to the Priesthood.
Currently, the “Street Priest” is working toward fulfilling his dream of forming a new order of priests, clerics, and brothers who will “walk and pray in cities around the U.S. to reach out to lukewarm and fallen-away Catholics and non-Catholics.” The Vatican approved his request for the new formation last December.
Please select this link to learn more about Fr. Carney’s “Walking Ministry” published in Our Sunday Visitor