June 2011 Liturgical Hike

Baby Robins 
Greetings All,

My apologies for the late posting.  I've just spent the last two days (Saturday & Sunday) taking a class in wildlife tracking and am now a level 2 certified wildlife tracker.  I should have posted this announcement before the class.  More about the class and wildlife tracking in general during our June hike which is this coming Sunday - June 5!

We will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 9:00am and leave from there at 9:15am.

As always, please come prepared to hike with proper footwear, clothing for the expected weather, water and a hearty snack.  Please follow this link 
http://www.americanhiking.org/Resources/How-Tos/ ) for the How-Tos of hiking from the American Hiking Society for important information, including the 10 Essentials of Hiking.

Blessings & I'll see you on the trail,

Jon+

May 2011 Liturgical Hike - Reflections


The Holy Spirit is often described as a holy wind and so we were filled to overflowing with the Spirit on May 1st as we blew our way around the Dorothy Stewart Trail.  I seem to recall a line from Winnie the Pooh that goes something like this - it was a blustery day in the hundred acre wood.  As a kid I never thought of it as being cold too but as you can glean from the photo above it was indeed cold on May 1st on our liturgical wanderings.  Possibly if you live in Northern New Mexico you remember this unusual May 1st.  But our small band was prepared for the weather and we were grateful for the opportunity once again to worship in the wilderness.

It also just happened to be the third anniversary of Worship in the Wilderness and I have learned a great deal about worshipping out of doors in that time.  Among those things is that most folks are fair weather hikers - I have come to understand and appreciate that.

Blessings to you all and I look forward to seeing you this summer on the trail!

Jon+