Arizona Trails

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jan 20, 2008 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

We had a wonderful break in Arizona. We went to a new place-Sedona-and hiked along Apache and soldiers’ trails in Coconino National Forest. We thrilled in the beautiful vistas of red canyons and mist.

We also went to an old place-Tucson-and visited our favorites including the Redemptorist Renewal Center. My road back to Catholicism was strengthened by a retreat at Picture Rocks in 1985.

We walked the path among the Stations of the Cross in the desert close by the hermitages. At the beginning of the trail was a small station sheltering palm-sized pamphlets-“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” The first page had a hand-written note: “Jesus Cares. Pray Hard Don’t give up.”

As I opened it, I decided to use whatever I opened to as my mantra this year. I read – “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

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