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Issue 09 – Lent 2022


Canada Mayflower

On walks.


Many hikers have a need always to be conquering new territory, just as many readers need new things to read. But there’s as much value in returning again and again to the same trail you’ve walked many times before as there is in returning to a favorite well-thumbed book.

My current walk of choice is a loop of just more than two miles in a state park about a fifteen-minute drive from my parish. It starts fairly easily, builds up to a bit of a challenge in the middle, and cools off again at the end. For nine-tenths of a mile on the return half of the loop, one covers a small piece of the Appalachian Trail. I can leave home for the hike and be back in well under ninety minutes.

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Jon Tveit

Jon Tveit is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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