alpine – One Billion Stories https://onebillionstories.com Hope Lives Mon, 01 Jan 2018 03:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hütte Trip: the Winter of Prayer https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-the-winter-of-prayer/ https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-the-winter-of-prayer/#respond Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:15:34 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24589 Learning to love winter can be a challenge for many people. The darkness, the cold, the quiet characteristics can feel daunting at times, and lonely. The winter of the seasons, and the winter of prayer, are often present in many lives. But without the winter, there would be no spring. Learning to appreciate the beauty of […]

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Learning to love winter can be a challenge for many people. The darkness, the cold, the quiet characteristics can feel daunting at times, and lonely. The winter of the seasons, and the winter of prayer, are often present in many lives. But without the winter, there would be no spring. Learning to appreciate the beauty of winter is a key element of the spiritual life.  Let us embrace the spiritual winter of our lives, so that we may be restored and filled up with the needed grace to go out into the world with faith, hope, and love.

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Hütte Trip: Vulnerability in the Wild https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-vulnerability-in-the-wild/ https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-vulnerability-in-the-wild/#respond Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:03:38 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24557 When one takes to the wilderness, a unique encounter with humanity ensues, ourselves. Unlike the city-scapes, the wild landscapes of Colorado and beyond, evoke a reality that invites, and sometimes forces one to reconsider the path they’ve chosen. Vulnerability with another can become the hallmark of all peoples, but especially for those who want to become fully […]

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When one takes to the wilderness, a unique encounter with humanity ensues, ourselves. Unlike the city-scapes, the wild landscapes of Colorado and beyond, evoke a reality that invites, and sometimes forces one to reconsider the path they’ve chosen.

Vulnerability with another can become the hallmark of all peoples, but especially for those who want to become fully alive in this world. Encounter the wild, encounter oneself, and encounter God, this is the hallmark of vulnerability in the 21st century.

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Hütte Trip: Powder Dreams https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-powder-dreams/ https://onebillionstories.com/hutte-trip-powder-dreams/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:06:43 +0000 https://onebillionstories.com/?p=24527 The snow beckons many to the high alpine in Colorado. The cold of the desolate mountains evokes a calm, a peace, “a moment in time” that urban centers cannot match. The communal aspect of skiing and snowboarding is like heaven on earth at the 10th Mountain Division Huts. Watch the video to see what Father Mike Rapp […]

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The snow beckons many to the high alpine in Colorado. The cold of the desolate mountains evokes a calm, a peace, “a moment in time” that urban centers cannot match. The communal aspect of skiing and snowboarding is like heaven on earth at the 10th Mountain Division Huts. Watch the video to see what Father Mike Rapp has to say about skiing on clouds! Hope lives in the mountains, and in the hearts of a Eucharistic community of a up hill skiers.

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