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Hosting “The Future of Christianity?” in Aspen

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As Fr. Hilton has been cycling across the United States this summer, we’ve been posting his updates and sharing his progress. Underlying his enormous efforts have been our efforts to bring the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation to Aspen. In August, we’re honored to be part of the inaugural event, “The Future of Christianity?” We expect it... Read More

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