Way of St. Francis: The Sacred Mountain of La Verna

La Verna Italy

“In 1213 Count Orlando Catani of Chiusi gave Francis a mountainous parcel of land called La Verna to use as a place of retreat. Tucked into the wilderness east of Florence, La Verna features a solitary peak, known as Monte Penna, and is covered with …

Eat, Pray and Walk the Way of St. Francis

Some of the highlights along The Way of St. Francis Santuario della Verna (La Verna, our starting point) We start our walk from La Verna, a remote mountain retreat. As we leave the Sanctuary of La Verna, through the Casentino park, it is like walking back in time …

Galilee … enjoy the beauty along the Jesus Trail!

Galilee, which is where most of Jesus’ ministry took place, is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Israel. As you saunter along the Jesus Trail, beauty and peace will surround you. When you walk with Prayerful Path, you will be spoiled by this beauty …

Kindness of Strangers

When I travel, I am never surprised by the kindness of people…people of all lands and of all religions.   As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. — Colossians 3:12  One day in Israel, we had just finished our …

Walking with St. Francis

BY Gretel Ehrlich | MAY 1, 2000 Gretel Ehrlich walks in the footsteps of St. Francis through the Umbrian countryside and ponders the life of a saint who was “radical without bitterness, vital yet gentle, dramatic—even outrageous at times—without narcissism.” The road to Gubbio veers north …

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