Field Notes

Faith & Reason in the High Sierra

Aug 14
Faith & Reason in the High Sierra
Posted August 14, 2013
"Yesterday I returned from my trip to California and the incredible Sierra Nevada Mountains. Myself, along with 9 brother seminarians and 3 priests from the Diocese of Harrisburg spent a week there backpacking and performing trail maintenance in the back country of the High Sierra. We did this as part of the Wilderness Outreach apostolate, led by Mr. John Bradford. While we were in the midst of our work and asceticism unattached from all outside and secular distraction, we spent time in prayer, Mass at an altar and sanctuary we ourselves constructed, discussion, and debates. The recurring idea and end goal of it all was to challenge the ideas of what kind of men society deems they should be, and to figure out what men were truly created for. We approached this not just from a religious or Scriptural perspective, but also scientifically. Using Faith and Reason we discussed how men and women are different, and how the differences they have truly make them complementary and made for each other. It was such a grace filled and profound time to understand more fully the beauty of God's creation and how when creatures are living according to their creation, suffering and disparity hardly has a chance. " Greg Kramp work