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Verso l’Alto – Seeking the Face of God

‘Verso l’alto’ is a quote from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, which means ‘To the Heights’, or ‘Towards the High’. It is a stunning phrase, filled with depths of both inspirational and religious meaning. To those, such as Bl. Frassati, who love mountains, this quote primarily appeals to that inexplicable longing for climbing the mountains and [...]

“If you knew the gift of God…” John 4:10

Peru Adventure Mission in partnership with John Vianney Theological Seminary (Denver), 2019 By Chris Lanciotti, Creatio Spiritual Formation Director The greatest gift from the heart of the Church is the Eucharist. Don’t take my word for it; this has been the understanding of Christians from the beginning. St. Ignatius of Antioch, who was martyred for […]

Practical Tips: Habits for a Healthier Planet

By: Rebecca Keeven Climate change, the “garbage patches” in the oceans, air pollution, 250+ million tons of trash created by Americans each year… If you’re like me, these big problems might overwhelm you and quickly consume your thoughts with hopelessness… “I’m not an environmental scientist, how am I going to help fix these issues?” While [...]

The Vital Importance of Service Learning

Our partners at Benedictine College have launched a service learning department to integrate classroom lessons into real-life experience through service to the poor.  Brilliant!  They asked us for our thoughts on this and our recent mission to the Peruvian Andes, and the story is now live.  Check it out! https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/service-learning/newsletter/2017/12-08/importance  

How to read Laudato Si: intention, structure, form and content

Catholics who do not embrace the spirit of Evangelii gaudium will likely be confused by Laudato Si             In my previous article I already pointed out the 3 salient aspects of Laudato Si: its prophetic style, invitation to conversion and Trinitarian theology. I was going to technically discuss climate change in Laudato si’ vis-à-vis the […]

Bridging the Chasm Between a Two Dimensional Existence to a Three Dimensional Life by Sandy Harem

In our last post (Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation), the problem of nature deficit and exercise deficit disorders and their relationship to a lack of a stewardship ethic was discussed concluding with the notion that faith based outdoor education can be viewed as a solution. Given that, what is that outdoor educational […]

Nature Deficit Disorder and Stewardship: Crisis in Creation by Tom Collingwood

In the last post (Catechesis on Creation) an outline was provided for a series of articles on the need for addressing what should be our faith response to the various environmental crises. Any such discussion must begin with looking at our human role as stewards and what keeps us from meeting that responsibility. Richard Louv […]

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