The Colorado Mountains
I'm used to getting up early at home, so with the two hour time difference, I woke up here at St. Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO very early--before sunrise. So I went out on the little porch outside my room and watched nature come alive.
It was cold here this morning, but invigorating. I watched the birds fly around feeding and the St. Bernard pup play in the yard with whatever he could find to romp with. It was a beautiful beginning to our first day at this Formators' Workshop. Later today we will hear Sr. Ilia Delio, O.S.F. speak and then take some time to go up into the mountains above. We are already at 8700 feet. So we will be getting into some thin air.