Monk’s Journal

The Summer of Going Slow and Thinking of “Home”

Summer is here ... sizzling hot, sweaty, and unavoidable. When I was younger, I loved it. School was out, no homework, trips to the beach, reading books, and being lazy. Now, in the second half, I sometimes find myself feeling lazy and slightly annoyed. With the weight of adult responsibility, worries, and busy-ness, I can … Continue reading The Summer of Going Slow and Thinking of “Home”

Discovering Sacred Beauty: A Pilgrimage to Venice

September 27–October 7, 2018 A contemplative, eleven-day journey through one the most beautiful parts of Italy—Venice & Padua—and the sacred beauty that has inspired people across the centuries Highlights Four (4) days in Padua, home of St. Anthony Live in the Casa Pellegrino, Padua Visits to the Basilica of St. Anthony, plus churches, gardens, sacred … Continue reading Discovering Sacred Beauty: A Pilgrimage to Venice

The Holy Land in the Footsteps of Jesus

A Contemplative Pilgrimage for 2017 Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce our next spiritual journey—and you are invited! Our pilgrimage to The Holy Land in the Footsteps of Jesus (June 25–July 7, 2017) will take you to one of the most sacred places on earth. It is sacred to three of the world‬’s great religions and is … Continue reading The Holy Land in the Footsteps of Jesus