BRIDGTON — Eric Mahl, former player with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets in the NFL, will share his faith journey at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at St. Joseph Church, 225 South High St.

The presentation is free and will follow a barbecue sponsored by the Knights of Columbus which will begin after the 4 p.m. Mass at the church.

Mahl is part of the formation team of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy in Massachusetts. He played professional football but longed to live a life centered on his faith. Mahl says he didn’t have the courage to step away from the sport, so he prayed that he would be cut. In 2005, only 10 minutes after praying before the Blessed Sacrament, he got his wish.

In the years that followed, he gave away his belongings and lived as a hermit in the desert, meditating on the Word of God. Now, he, his wife, and his children intentionally live a simple life of relationship, love and light.

All are welcome to attend. For more information contact the parish at 207-647-2334.

Eric Mahl

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