Christine Hobden from the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy CAFOD Group writes:
On Saturday 9th March, the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy CAFOD group celebrated the end of term with a LiveSimply Pilgrimage up Boar’s Hill to the Carmelite Priory.
The weather was somewhat miserable, and the path sometimes very muddy.
It was, however, a joyful experience – walking through beautiful open landscapes together, stopping to pray and sing of the wonder of creation.
We reflected on a sermon on caring for the poor by St Gregory of Nazianzen which calls on us to visit Christ while we have the opportunity: to care for him, feed him, clothe him, welcome him, and honor him.
We arrived in time for the noon mass at the Priory and then were welcomed with a warm cup of tea and a dry spot to share in our picnic lunch before heading back down the hill.
It was a wonderful day out, celebrating the beauty of God’s creation and reminding ourselves of the need to live simply and in harmony with this creation.