Grow closer to God through the beauty of His creation this summer.
This simple but rewarding activity trains you in some of the virtues needed for spiritual progress: perseverance, endurance, prudence, patience. And it’s fun!
You might not want to take a conventional vacation this summer, with the risk of germs from public restrooms, airports, and restaurants. Camping is a perfect alternative!
Not only is camping a wonderful way to bring your family together or to form close bonds with friends, but the quiet nights in the forest bring peace and appreciation for God’s creation that is rare to find. For tent camping trips, you can call on the patronage of St. Paul, who earned a living by making tents!
Fishing is often a contemplative experience, and it calls to mind the lives of Christ’s apostles, several of whom were Galilean fishermen. Whether as “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19) or literal fish, Christians can find metaphors for the spiritual life and opportunities for recollection in this simple activity.
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