I have posted a few liturgical and Papal messages drawing here and here the relationship between mountaineering, rock climbing and the Christian life. Here I found another great one, in Pope Benedict’s 2008 Palm Sunday homily, where he used the rope that ties climbers together as the central metaphor. The translator even had to put […]
I have written about the spirituality of mountain climbing before, for which Pope John Paul II has a beautiful reflection, posted here. Recently a friend brought to my attention an official Catholic prayer for the blessing of tools for rock climbing, approved by Pope Pius XI. Here the Church recognizes the spiritual dimension of our […]
There is an excellent opinion article in the New York Times about “The Joy of Quiet”. There Pico Iyer explains how the trend for the future is to seek silence, not communication. We are overloaded already, and will be paying not for cell minutes or extra bandwidth, but rather for places that ban internet, phones […]
Below are some words by the Vatican on the 7 billionth baby, by Fr. Frederico Lombardi. The full article by CNA can be seen here. There is also a discussion of what this means for the population controversy here. Below an excellent illustration by NPR, who I never thought I could publish on this issue, […]
Ricardo Simmonds, the director of Creatio, was interviewed this summer for EWTN Catholic television network on Catholic faith and environment. Now the second interview is on you tube as well and you can watch it below. This time the theme is more spiritual, and speaks of the experience of finding God in nature (in Spanish). Enjoy.
Last week I posted on the Spirituality of Bees, but after my experience yesterday I am more inclined to “shift the focus”. I went to check on my bees supplies of honey, but for some reason they were particularly defensive. I don’t want to give the wrong impression, many times I have followed beekeeper Corwin […]
Jose Ambrozic, President of Creatio, and also a member of CALL (Catholic Association of Latino Leaders), was part of a delegation of CALL member’s who gave the Vatican an official response to Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.” (The encyclical contains many environmental references which I have commented on previously here and here). Other members of […]
I have commented before on Pope Benedict’s first private book “Jesus of Nazareth” and the environmentally relevant statements found there. In his second volume, there is less content than the first, but still relevant insights none-the-less. In general it is a book filled with spiritual insight on the inner life of Jesus during his Passion. […]
Pope Benedict XVI has two recent statements with some interesting connections to the environment. On last week’s catechesis the Pope developed further the “via pulchritudinis” or the “way of beauty” as one of the “channels that can lead us to God and also be helpful in our encounter with Him: It is the way of […]
Below the latest pictures from the missions in Tapay in the Colca valley, which I led on behalf of Creatio Missions. Apologies for the delay in blogging, there was no road to the village, let alone internet. Enjoy! For the full album, click here.