I didn't think traveling to Assisi with a Franciscan pilgrimage group would be that much of a challenge to this wizened woman. Afterall, I tutor theology. I've studied various religions and have mostly been faithful to Catholicism. So this journey felt easy. But I didn't expect to discover deeper roots to land, and Francis, and ultimately to find an affinity to St. Clare.
In the coming weeks, I will post insights and pictures from the trip. It's been two months since I left the Italian countryside, headed to Germany for a private adventure, and then returned to my home, changed.
I write because I struggle to accept the things I cannot change.