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Holy Saturday, April 3

Holy Saturday, April 3

The Iron Cross As we near the end of our Lenten pilgrimage, there is one last project — that stone I asked you to find, back in the first week of Lent. If you found ...
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Good Friday, April 2 – Station 14

Good Friday, April 2 – Station 14

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. When it was evening, there came a rich ...
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Good Friday, April 2 – Station 13

Good Friday, April 2 – Station 13

Thirteenth Station: Jesus dies on the cross We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. It was now about noon and darkness came over ...
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Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 12

Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 12

Twelfth Station: Jesus speaks to his mother and the disciple We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Standing by the cross of Jesus ...
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Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 11

Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 11

Eleventh Station: Jesus promises his Kingdom to the Good Thief We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Now one of the criminals hanging ...
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Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 10

Maundy Thursday, April 1 – Station 10

Tenth Station: Jesus is crucified We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified ...
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Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 9

Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 9

Ninth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including ...
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Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 8

Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 8

Eighth Station: Jesus is helped by Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. They pressed into ...
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Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 7

Wednesday, March 31 – Holy Week – Station 7

Seventh Station: Jesus bears the cross We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. When the chief priests and the guards saw [Jesus] they ...
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Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 6

Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 6

Sixth Station: Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Then Pilate took Jesus and had him ...
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Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 5

Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 5

Fifth Station: Jesus is judged by Pilate We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. The chief priests with the elders and the scribes, ...
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Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 4

Tuesday, March 30 – Holy Week – Station 4

Fourth Station: Jesus is denied by Peter We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. One ...
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Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 3

Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 3

Third Station: Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. When day came the council of elders of ...
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Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 2

Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 2

Second Station: Jesus, betrayed by Judas, is arrested We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one ...
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Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 1

Monday, March 29 – Holy Week – Station 1

The following stations of the cross are based on those celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991. They are presented here as an alternative to the traditional stations and as a way ...
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Sunday, March 28 — Resurrection Day — Sunday of the Passion

Sunday, March 28 — Resurrection Day — Sunday of the Passion

Sundays are always resurrection day, even in Lent. This is why it is not included in the 40 days of fasting. Today take a rest or, if you’d like to circle back to re-visit some ...
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Saturday, March 27 — Journaling the Journey

Saturday, March 27 — Journaling the Journey

If you weren’t able to get out yesterday, find some time today to get outside the confines of your home and be with God outside, as you are able. In all things, feel free to ...
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Friday, March 26 — Traveling Day

Friday, March 26 — Traveling Day

Today (and/or tomorrow if your schedule doesn’t permit today), get outside for a good, long walk or jog or ride. If you’re physically limited, take a drive to a park or quiet place (by all ...
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Thursday, March 25 — Sacred Conversation: Steering Toward Jerusalem

Thursday, March 25 — Sacred Conversation: Steering Toward Jerusalem

Thursday is a day of sacred conversation. Hopefully, by now, you’ve found a traveling companion. However is most convenient for you both (all), whether it’s a call, an email, FaceTime, etc., check in with your ...
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Wednesday, March 24 — Prayer: Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Wednesday, March 24 — Prayer: Lord, Teach Us to Pray

According to the Gospel of Luke, as Jesus is making his way toward Jerusalem, he often slips away from the others to pray alone. The pivot toward Jerusalem begins with the Transfiguration, when Jesus’ body ...
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Tuesday, March 23 — Provisions: Choosing the Better Part

Tuesday, March 23 — Provisions: Choosing the Better Part

On his way to Jerusalem, according to Luke 10:38-42, Jesus makes a stop in a village to visit his friends, Mary and Martha (and probably Lazarus, too). Remember, the ancient world didn’t have a Holiday ...
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Monday, March 22 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Jerusalem

Monday, March 22 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Jerusalem

In the Gospel of Luke, we find an important turning point. Throughout the Gospel of Luke (and Matthew and Mark, for that matter), Jesus galivants about the Galilean countryside, always avoiding a visit to the ...
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Sunday, March 21 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sunday, March 21 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sundays are always resurrection day, even in Lent. This is why it is not included in the 40 days of fasting. Today take a rest or, if you’d like to circle back to re-visit some ...
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Saturday, March 20 — Journaling the Journey

Saturday, March 20 — Journaling the Journey

If you weren’t able to get out yesterday, find some time today to get outside the confines of your home and be with God outside, as you are able. In all things, feel free to ...
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Friday, March 19 — Traveling Day

Friday, March 19 — Traveling Day

Today (and/or tomorrow if your schedule doesn’t permit today), get outside for a good, long walk or jog or ride. If you’re physically limited, take a drive to a park or quiet place (by all ...
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Thursday, March 18 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 4

Thursday, March 18 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 4

As with every Thursday, this is a day for sacred conversation. Check in with your traveling companions today if you’re able. I also offer to you the end of my pilgrimage around Baton Rouge. Climbing ...
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Wednesday, March 17 — Compass Reading – Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 3

Wednesday, March 17 — Compass Reading – Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 3

After pausing at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, I took the Downtown Greenway back north, then west, to the geographical limits of the city and parish: the Mississippi River, itself. Living in Baton Rouge, it’s ...
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Tuesday, March 16 — Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 2

Tuesday, March 16 — Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 2

After I left Roselawn Cemetery, I navigated south across North Street, back to North Boulevard, and turned west toward the Mississippi River. I pushed hard on the pedals to make it up the North Boulevard ...
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Monday, March 15 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 1

Monday, March 15 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Baton Rouge, Part 1

On a cool Saturday morning, I set out on my bike on a local, Baton Rouge pilgrimage to sites I think of as sacred to me, to the area; perhaps even revered across the nation ...
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Sunday, March 14 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sunday, March 14 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sundays are always resurrection day, even in Lent. This is why it is not included in the 40 days of fasting. Today take a rest or, if you’d like to circle back to re-visit some ...
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Saturday, March 13 — Journaling the Journey

Saturday, March 13 — Journaling the Journey

If you weren’t able to get out yesterday, find some time today to get outside the confines of your home and be with God outside, as you are able. In all things, feel free to ...
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Friday, March 12 — Traveling Day

Friday, March 12 — Traveling Day

Today (and/or tomorrow if your schedule doesn’t permit today), get outside for a good, long walk or jog or ride. If you’re physically limited, take a drive to a park or quiet place (by all ...
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Thursday, March 11 — Sacred Conversation-We’re Halfway There!

Thursday, March 11 — Sacred Conversation-We’re Halfway There!

Thursday is a day of sacred conversation. Hopefully, by now, you’ve found a traveling companion. However is most convenient for you both (all), whether it’s a call, an email, FaceTime, etc., check in with your ...
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Wednesday, March 10 — Prayer of Sojourn

Wednesday, March 10 — Prayer of Sojourn

When on pilgrimage in Wales, I visited a tiny church on the north coast of Wales called Pennant Melangell. The story goes that there was a young Irish woman, named Melangell, who fled her home ...
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Tuesday, March 9 — Gathering Provisions: Souvenir

Tuesday, March 9 — Gathering Provisions: Souvenir

As a child, one of my favorite activities on family vacation was to go shopping for souvenirs. Passing through the hallways of tourist destinations, or hoofing it down the sidewalks of carnivals and even the ...
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Monday, March 8 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Humility

Monday, March 8 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Humility

It’s easy for me to get exasperated when traveling. After the hassle of just getting out of the house and to the airport, it’s not uncommon for me to already be surly at the check-in ...
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Sunday, March 7 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sunday, March 7 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sundays are always resurrection day, even in Lent. This is why it is not included in the 40 days of fasting. Today take a rest or, if you’d like to circle back to re-visit some ...
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Saturday, March 6 — Journaling the Journey

Saturday, March 6 — Journaling the Journey

If you weren’t able to get out yesterday, find some time today to get outside the confines of your home and be with God outside, as you are able. In all things, feel free to ...
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Friday, March 5 — Traveling Day

Friday, March 5 — Traveling Day

Today (and/or tomorrow if your schedule doesn’t permit today), get outside for a good, long walk or jog or ride. If you’re physically limited, take a drive to a park or quiet place (by all ...
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Thursday, March 4 — Sacred Conversation

Thursday, March 4 — Sacred Conversation

Thursday is a day of sacred conversation. Hopefully, by now, you’ve found a traveling companion. However is most convenient for you both (all), whether it’s a call, an email, FaceTime, etc., check in with your ...
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Wednesday, March 3 — Prayer of Hospitality

Wednesday, March 3 — Prayer of Hospitality

In the world of Celtic Christianity, both pilgrimage and hospitality are significant aspects of their practice and identity. There’s an old story that the Northumbrian King Oswin visited the monastery built by St. Aidan. As ...
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Tuesday, March 2 — Gathering Provisions: The Fast that the Lord Desires

Tuesday, March 2 — Gathering Provisions: The Fast that the Lord Desires

Last week we explored how important traveling lightly is when on pilgrimage. The old saying, “You can’t take it with you,” is all the truer when you’re journeying, especially on foot. And on this spiritual ...
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Monday, March 1 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Hospitality

Monday, March 1 — Compass Reading: Steering Toward Hospitality

There is a certain give-and-take of being on pilgrimage. As a traveler, you are constantly dependent on hospitality of others. Travelers on the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route through northern Spain, spend their nights ...
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Sunday, February 28 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sunday, February 28 — Resurrection Day Celebration!

Sundays are always resurrection day, even in Lent. This is why it is not included in the 40 days of fasting. Today take a rest or, if you’d like to circle back to re-visit some ...
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Saturday, February 27 — Journaling the Journey

Saturday, February 27 — Journaling the Journey

If you weren’t able to get out yesterday, find some time today to get outside the confines of your home and be with God outside, as you are able. In all things, feel free to ...
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Friday, February 26 — Traveling Day

Friday, February 26 — Traveling Day

Today (and/or tomorrow if your schedule doesn’t permit today), get outside for a good, long walk or jog or ride. If you’re physically limited, take a drive to a park or quiet place (by all ...
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Thursday, February 25 — Sacred Conversation

Thursday, February 25 — Sacred Conversation

Thursday is a day of sacred conversation. Hopefully, by now, you’ve found a traveling companion. However is most convenient for you both (all), whether it’s a call, an email, Facetime, etc., check in with your ...
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Wednesday, February 24 — Prayer

Wednesday, February 24 — Prayer

We started this week with a goal of getting a little lost, not getting fixated on a particular destination — getting out “into the wilderness” to focus on finding God’s presence. Today, we join together ...
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Tuesday, February 23 — Gathering Provisions

Tuesday, February 23 — Gathering Provisions

When going on a hike — or a saunter — or a vacation, part of the preparation and daily activity is gathering and assessing provisions. That process calls for our attention. When leaving on holiday ...
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Monday, February 22 — Compass Reading, or Not

Monday, February 22 — Compass Reading, or Not

Hiking – “I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away ...
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