as a way to keep in shape.
Pajerski LC, formation director at Everest Collegiate High School
and Academy in Clarkston, Michigan, has been running for 15
years, not only to keep his body healthy, but his
soul. “Staying in shape helps with my mental clarity and
gives me more energy to pray and contribute to my
priestly mission,” he said
Last year, Fr Daniel competed in the Chicago
Marathon, in which he placed among the top 4 percent
of competitors. His impressive performance qualified him for
a coveted spot in the Boston Marathon.
be running in the marathon April 15, 2013, but he
is not running to win accolades for himself.
He is hoping to garner financial support for his fellow
brothers studying to be Legionary priests at their seminary in
“God has given everyone different talents and if I can
use running to promote the priesthood, I figured the Boston
marathon would be an excellent way to do it,” said
|In Chicago, Fr. Daniel finished 1532 out of the 37,455 runners.|
He has been a runner since 1997, three years after
being ordained to the Legion of Christ. He encourages anyone
who would like to contribute to his cause to make
a pledge, per mile (the Boston marathon is 26.2 miles)
or in a lump sum. Click here
for details on how to make a pledge.
heartfelt thanks go out to anyone who can help out,”
said Fr. Daniel. “God bless you!”
In Chicago, Fr. Daniel finished 1532
out of the 37,455 runners who completed the race. The
event was providentially held on October 7, 2012.
The date was not only the 8th anniversary of Father’s
ordination as a Deacon in the Legion of Christ, but
also the date of the feast of Our Lady of
the Rosary. “Mary was a big part of the success,”
He ran that marathon in 3 hours, 9 minutes and
29 seconds. In Boston, his “dream goal,” as
he calls it, is to finish in less than 3
has been in training for the Boston Marathon since December,
2012, running for about an hour a day, four times
a week. And his training regimen continued, even while
chaperoning the senior class from Everest Collegiate during their Holy
Week 2013 pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Jerusalem.
“I found places to run there,” he said with a
Fr. Daniel asks everyone to keep him in
their prayers. His run will begin the morning of April
15 at about 10:00 am EST. He said
runners are sent off in “waves” because of the large
number of competitors, and the winner is determined by their
finishing time. He hopes to cross the finish
line at about 1:00 pm. The 26.2-mile run
begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends in downtown Boston.
Go Father Daniel!