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St. Francis Assisi Basilica

A protest against cutting ancient trees demonstrated by these stumps deposited in the Assisi main square. Our tour group gathered together for the walk down, down, down through Assisi from the Center Square to St. Francis’ Basilica. An African Franciscan monk was our guide in English.   The Basilica is two churches built on top of Continue reading St. Francis Assisi Basilica

Impact of St. Frances of Assisi

The St. Francis Hermitage on Mt. Sabatio houses five monks who live there year around.  There is art and sculptures in the monastery, and an outdoor ancient altar on a wooded path around the mountain. The Hermitage had narrow small short openings for doors to help keep it warm in the winter.  There was one dining area Continue reading Impact of St. Frances of Assisi

Gold in Mountains

Gold.  Flecks of light. Valuable. Fleeting. Reflection of value.  Mining minerals in the mountains of Colorado occurred throughout the 1800’s.  The miners brought their heritages with them and named the town Como, after Lake Como in Italy.  But there is only a small lake. “Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.” Exodus 30:15 NIV I have Continue reading Gold in Mountains

What is Tincup?

            “Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?” Job 39:27           Tincup, Colorado is a whimsical name for a small mountainous town in the middle of nowhere. Crossing Cottonwood Pass and picnicking at Taylor Reservoir provided us with the coolness of a high pass and the sighting of my first Bald Eagle in Colorado.    Continue reading What is Tincup?

L’Abri

II Samuel 22:2-3 “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock in who I take refuge.” (NAS) I spent a weekend at L’Abri in Switzerland when I was dealing with the realization that I would not have children. That loss took me to a small village and a Continue reading L’Abri