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Reflections from the Camino | To Be on Mission

As we experienced moments of vulnerability and weakness along the way, we didn’t need to suffer alone, but could actually accompany each other – this is our mission. At the end of May, Creatio guided a group on a 168 mile pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. There are many things to [...]

2022 Lenten Blog Series | Silence of the Heart

It is difficult to find the correct words to describe Silence of the Heart.  For in words the very essence of this beautiful and essential practice is lost. Nonetheless, I shall attempt to explain this ancient practice as I myself continue to learn how to pray in this way. Silence of the Heart is when [...]

2022 Lenten Blog Series | Authentic Relationship

Our Call to Community and Love for One Another In a world where we are surrounded by constant distractions, cheap and quickly made goods, and a neverending opportunity to scroll through social media, our natural desire for authenticity has only become more tangible. When we eat at a restaurant, we want "authentic" food from a [...]

2022 Lenten Blog Series | Gratitude For Others

What is gratitude? A response to a gift. A thankful disposition of mind and heart. The bible says: In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18). This applies not only to receiving things, but also to receiving others and circumstances. We are told [...]

2022 Lenten Blog Series | Gratitude

How often do we take things for granted? Isn’t it so easy to walk through the day-to-day life often with barely a thought of gratitude for the gifts we receive? Back in January, I fractured the top of my tibia while backcountry skiing. The healing process took 8 weeks overall and in the grand scale, [...]

2022 Lenten Blog Series | Authenticity

“What is Authenticity?” The first entry from the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “of undisputed origin; genuine.” The second entry from Oxford is even more illuminating: “[something] made or done in the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original.” This begs the question, “To what original are we [...]

Into the Woods

The blizzard was coming down in full force at this point. I again questioned whether this was a bad idea. After driving several miles on a snowy backroad and my car slipping a couple times, I thought about turning around. But something in me kept me going. By Adam Henrichs, Creatio Executive Director Solo camping! […]

Q: What do we do in a time of trial, strife, injustice, pandemic, [insert here]? A: Go on Pilgrimage

When enemy forces stood at the gates of Europe again and again during the Middle Ages, pilgrimage became the battle cry of the Catholic faithful, from noble to peasant. Young Catholic Non-Profits Respond to the Global Crisis in their own Unique Way – or the Way the Church has always responded, with more than 300 […]

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