The March 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. In the cover story of this edition, Fr. Seth A. Raymond writes of a pilgrimage involving the youth groups of two congregations in Milwaukee:

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love” (1 John 4:18). Along the way we acknowledged that our fears have not been banished. Our love for one another is not yet made complete. Once our group made it to Assisi, though, we found an example that helped guide us toward perfect love.

In 1997, people from all around the world donated money to pave a path from Assisi down into the valley to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. At the trailhead the words pax et bonum are etched into the stone. At the beginning of this 45-minute walk each pilgrim was paired with a prayer partner, a pilgrim from the other church. They were given two prompts: “When was a moment when you felt afraid?” and “When was a moment when you felt safe?”

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On Pilgrimage Together | By Seth A. Raymond

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Theologizing en Espanglish | Review by Peter Eaton

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