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How Botany Could Save the World

How Botany Could Save the World Social Distancing with John Muir in My Own Backyard As I step outside my kitchen door and take in a large breath of fresh spring air I happen to glance down and notice an excellent example of Taraxacum officinale peering up at my out of the decorative rock surrounding my front [...]

Reconnecting with My God: Lenten Testimony from Kim Shields

“Truthfully, I believe this Creatio Experience changed me as I know it also changed my relationship with the Lord.” While most trips are often forgotten about after a short time, I can honestly say the “high” of the trip wore off shortly after mission (as it generally does) but that is not to say my […]

Faith Informing Science: A Catholic Approach to Climate Change

“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” - St. Augustine of Hippo The scientific data and number of studies concerning climate change are overwhelming. There are climate change deniers and advocates. There are thousands of theories about what’s going wrong (or [...]

Polycarp’s Paradigm on Creatio’s Adventure Mission to Huaraz, Peru

Giving drink to the thirsty! Hear the reflections on a recent Creatio Adventure Mission to Huaraz, Peru by Eric Robinson of Polycarp’s Paradigm. Eric shares on what lead him to join Creatio on this mission and his encounter with Christ through his fellow missionaries and the locals. Ever wonder why we are called to mission? […]

The Call to Catholic Environmental Stewardship

  “Praise be to you, my Lord, through all your creatures” – St. Francis Whether as a student in environmental studies or a lay Catholic trying to navigate the current social climate, there are some days that I just look at the colossus of environmentalism and doubt where to start. From the extremely political messages […]

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 […]

Integrating Service, Mission, Adventure and Creation with Ricardo Simmonds and Bridge Builder Podcast

Our founder, Ricardo Simmonds, was recently featured in the “Bridge Builder Podcast,” a podcast by the Minnesota Catholic Conference which connects faith and politics. Here he talks about integral ecology and how the environment and evangelization work together. Ricardo also shares about his faith and his experience of living Pope Benedict XVI’s principle that “faith grows by […]

Take A Walk On The Spanish Side with Bear Woznick and Creatio

Bear and Creatio are at it again!  Our Missions and Adventures Director was a guest on Bear’s Woznick’s Deep Adventure radio show.  Ever wonder what it’s like on the Camino de Santiago?  Hear Kevin’s experience walking about 600 miles of it and the role the mysticism of the Camino played in reinvigorating his faith. If […]

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