October's Liturgical Hike

Greetings From Tennessee,

I am posting this WitW announcement from Signal Mountain, TN where I am visiting my parents and running into long time friends and former classmates. Next Sunday, October 4th, will be our next WitW liturgical hike and I hope that you'll be able to join us. Before I left for Tennessee the Aspens on the Sangres were already beginning to change and I'm sure they will be just stunning on the 4th.

We will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 9:00am and leave there about 9:15am. Where we hike that day will depend to a large extent on the expected weather for the day and what it is like in the few days leading up to the hike.

As always, and especially in this transitional season, please remember to come prepared for possible inclement weather along plenty of water and at least a hearty snack. It's always a good idea to keep the 10 Essentials of Hiking in mind and you can find a link to them at the bottom of this page under "helpful information" from the American Hiking Society.

Blessings and I'll see you on the trail,

Jon+

September's Liturgical Hike: Reflections



While the weather had been a bit rainy in the days before our September hike, Sunday the 6th was a beautiful day to be out on the trail. Even though it was not yet fall, the signs of an abundant summer growing season were evident all around - the grasses by the trail were tall, full of seed and in some cases beginning to display some interesting coloration. And there was that certain feel in the air that indicates cooler weather and a change of seasons would soon follow.

Twelve hardy souls hiked and reflected and shared Christ's presence with one another. It was a unique WitW experience and yet shared many things in common with other WitW liturgical hikes - the presence of the Holy in our midst, the wonder and awe so many of us feel when we are away from "civilization" and of course the blessing of sharing it all with our fellow travelers on the way.

Blessings, be well and we'll see you on the trail,

Jon+