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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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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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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What cross do you carry in your life? Share your thoughts below in the comment section. Perhaps your story could impact someone else’s story? After watching Matt’s story above, it is clear that the cross and Christ’s suffering has the potential to heal our wounds in incredible ways. We all have a story. Wounds accompany those stories. […]

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High up in the Rocky Mountains, an encounter has ensued. This relational exchange of love centers around the human person, and the love found in rubbing shoulders with an unlikely cast of characters. Communal cooking, no showers, yard games, and the Mass, are a few highlights within this encounter of people, friends. The plot has been set, the cast […]

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Text the word: STORIES to this phone # 51555 to receive text message alerts when we publish more videos like the one above. What is a summit? What happens at 14,000 feet above sea level, high up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado? We believe, an interaction occurs, a meeting of heaven and earth. The Eucharist is the source and summit of […]

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Help OneBillionStories.com publish more stories like this one! To make a tax-deductible donation, text the word: STORIES to this phone # 41444 An encounter with the divine in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The transcending reality of beauty in our world is unavoidable in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. It appears that some […]

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Today we publish the first installment of “The Ascent Stories,” a series of videos centered around friendship, beauty, and hope, discovered high up in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Tune in through out the month of August for inspiring updates from the adventure. Be the first to know when a story is published, text the […]

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