Hope is the Virtue of a Pilgrim

We are all on a pilgrimage. Knowing we are on a journey, knowing we are made for something greater, knowing there is a destination – this is the root of hope. Walking the Camino de Santiago last summer brought light to the words of a talk I recently heard: hope is the virtue of a […]

What I Learned Walking 220 Miles

While walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I met other pilgrims who were walking the way for their second, fifth, or even eighth time. While I was amazed and in awe as I struggled through my first Camino, I also understand now why some people get “hooked on” the Camino. More than any pain, […]

A Pilgrim’s Reflection

This fall, I embarked on a four day, fifty-mile pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico. I signed up in hopes of resolving some spiritual turmoil and refreshing my ever-worried mind, hoping to hear some divine message of comfort somewhere along the way. Throughout the deeply moving experience, inspired the whole way by our […]

Faith and Environment in Assisi

Below are some of the highlights of the Popes messages from his visit to Assisi, in honor of the patron saint of creation, St. Francis. 1. Respect Creation –  human ecology: First is the Pope’s Homily in Assisi where the Pope remember’s Franci’s love for Creation. And in full continuity with his predecessors, he also […]

Speaking of the Camino…

While we are on the subject of the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela in the previous post, occasion for reflections on truth and freedom, here is a new movie set on the famous pilgrimage. We’ll have to see, but this one seems to integrate a vision of freedom that is closer to truth, where […]