So if you're feeling lonely and disconnected a few months into college, study abroad, your new job in that city, or an idyllic llama ranch in Peru, there's nothing wrong with you. You didn't miss anything crucial. Roots just take time to grow.
My job is to help refugees access resources, give them guidance in adapting to life in the US, and put them in a position where they have the dignity and knowledge to build their own lives in their new country.
I don’t know if I consciously expected to find pilgrims with backpacks on trains or in late-night discussions in the hostels, but whatever I expected, I was disappointed. I’ve written about my loneliness while traveling, and it took regaining some spiritual community to realize that the loneliness was in some ways spiritual isolation.
After about two weeks of backpacking--one of those solo--I realized that backpacking is, in fact, possible. Which you would think I would have realized before, but sometimes things get out of order in my life. Those are the fun times. The idea came to me while I was in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I was… Continue reading Wanderlust: the Traveler’s Trap
So I know it will probably technically be October 5th when I post this, but for the record, I'm writing this on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. I wouldn't have known today was the feast day of St. Francis, except my Spanish teacher mentioned it in class yesterday. There's an… Continue reading Prayer of St. Francis
August 15th in the Catholic Church is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics, and is based off of the belief that Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven at the end of her life, the idea being that because of her… Continue reading Día de la Madre