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Photo 3: Mountain Heights

Photo by Jay Ricketts, taken at the summit of Spain’s Montserrat, August 2016

For someone who was afraid of heights – and more afraid of walking for hours – hiking up a 4000 ft mountain was to be a foreboding task. 104 more words

Life In Quarr Abbey, Isle Of Wight

For the last three weeks I’ve been staying in the Catholic Benedictine Abbey of Quarr on the Isle of Wight. The purpose for this slightly bizarre choice of accommodation was due to an archaeology excavation I was participating in on the ruins of the medieval Quarr Abbey (which I will discuss at length in a future post). 417 more words


Civilization's Reversal

Civilization’s Reversal. It’s George Orwell’s phrase for war. I was talking with a famous artist one late night and she told me to read Orwell’s “Shooting An Elephant.” I read it and drew this. 

What I see...

I ran across a simple, but beautiful image at Girl Loving Life

In this image I saw two Monks holding hands…

Below is the outline of what I see. 41 more words


A Monk For 6 Months

…At Tassaara Zen Mountain Center in the Ventana Wilderness(@https://www.facebook.com/tassajarazen)

– which is on fire right now -hopefully Tassajara will be spared -was one of the most difficult experiences of my life. 405 more words


“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry”: A Spiritual Reflection on St. Padre Pio

    Even if one had multiple lifetimes to counteract the dire effects of their sins and offered all of their trials and sacrifices to make reparations for them and all those committed since the beginning of time, they would probably fall exceedingly short of the path strewn with thorns and roses that the saintly Capuchin Friar Padre Pio, who willingly accepted immeasurable sufferings for the sake of saving souls and bringing solace to the merciful, loving heart of God which is continually wounded by a fallen humanity.  987 more words


Yak Yogurt

After a long, dirty, cramped and nerve-wracking ride on an overnight bus from Xining to Yushu, my husband and I were nauseous and exhausted and looking forward to getting out of Yushu as quickly as possible.  1,309 more words

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