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 […]
Our latest Caravans newsletter is now available here. Enjoy Adam Bucko’s foreword to the new edition of Holy Daring: Conversations with St. Teresa, the Wild Woman of Avila, by Tessa Bielecki. The season of Advent is upon us–a perfect time of year to slow down. David Denny’s Caravans reflections on “slow thought” may encourage you. And find […]
Happy Anniversary to the Desert Foundation! We remember that June morning in 2005 in the welcoming basement study of our friend Judy in Denver. We pushed a button on the computer and received confirmation that the Desert Foundation had been incorporated in the state of Colorado. Read more about our life, about upcoming events, Tessa […]
Our Winter Caravans newsletter is now available here. Hope you enjoy our look back at the past months and news of upcoming events. We also include Donna Couch’s wonderful review of Season of Glad Songs, our Christmas anthology. By the way, Season of Glad Songs makes a wonderful holiday gift.
In the Summer 2014 Caravans, we tell you our news from retreats on the Christian Mystics to fire mitigation, from building a red brick wall to spring landscaping and planting. Tessa reviews Remember to Live: Embracing the Second Half of Life by Thomas Ryan. Fr. Dave introduces you to Dr. John Esposito in his reflections, […]