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Caravans is our bi-annual newsletter, published every Summer and Winter. You can view our current Caravans here. Selections from Caravans published before Winter 2014 will be available in book form in late 2016 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Desert Foundation.
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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 […]
As summer arrives, so does our Summer Caravans newsletter. Tessa Bielecki has been enthralled by the gigantic saguaro cactus, sometimes called “the monarch of the desert,” for fifty years. Find out why. Get updates on our next books, and share our delight that Tessa’s book, Holy Daring: The Earthy Mysticism of St. Teresa, the Wild […]
Hopi maize’s astounding tenacity: this meditation opens our winter Caravans, which you can read here. I reflect on “ecotones” and “The Edge Effect.” Tessa writes about a retreat in the Sonoran Desert. And you’ll learn more about our new book, Desert Voices. The illustration you see here, “Sacred Corn,” was originally a monoprint done by our friend […]
The heat has arrived, and here is our Summer Caravans newsletter. We U.S. citizens prepare for elections in a world and a country torn by violence and chaos. It is always good to pray for greater faith and hope, but it seems especially urgent now. As Dr. King reminded us not so long ago: “With […]
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