God willing, I leave this Thursday (September 21) for a pilgrimage to Mt. Athos. I’m with a group of ten, including a couple of other priests, and my 30 year-old son. Needless to say, I’ll be “off the grid” for much of that time and unable to respond to comments. I’ll have someone taking care of moderation.
I’ve been asked what I hope to get from my time on the mountain. I have no concrete thoughts on that, other than to pay attention to what is around me, and, by the mercy of God, within me. I will be praying for my parish family, my immediate family, and the larger family of friends and readers. I beg your prayers for my small group of travelers.
We’ll be on the mountain for about 10 days (two weeks total travel time). I’ll share what I can when I’m back!
Fr. Stephen +