Set aside a little quiet time this Advent to read our Winter Caravans newsletter. It describes a season of expansion. Tessa Bielecki further explores her love for the Sonoran Desert and continues celebrating fifty years in the wilderness. As she found nourishment in the Desert House of Prayer’s contemplative community and desert spirituality, Netanel Miles-Yépez of the Foundation for New Monasticism and InterSpirituality joined Fr. Dave Denny for solitude and conversation in Crestone, Colorado. Fr. Dave shares a memory of interreligious dialogue pioneer Raimon Panikkar and reviews Haroon Moghul’s How to Be a Muslim: An American Story in this Caravans. And don’t forget to add good reading to your Christmas gift list: Season of Glad Songs: A Christmas Anthology shares imaginative reflections on the meaning and mystery of the Incarnation.