“Celebrating the beauty of God’s creation”: a LiveSimply pilgrimage through beautiful open landscapes… and mud

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.

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The weather was somewhat miserable, and the path sometimes very muddy.

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It was, however, a joyful experience – walking through beautiful open landscapes together, stopping to pray and sing of the wonder of creation.

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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.

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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.

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