Avila to Aspen Week 5 On the Road with Fr Hilton
Avila to Aspen Week 5 on the Road with Fr Hilton
Fr Hilton has worked his way across Michigan this week as he’s continued his cycling trip across the United States. He’s closer than ever to his end goal of Bar Harbor, Maine!
Here’s the trip so far by the numbers:
- 36 days since he left (June 2 – July 7).
- 374.36 miles this week; 2376 miles total.
- 36.67 hours biking this week; 245.23 hours total.
If you’ve missed any of Fr Hilton’s posts this week, here’s a brief summary:
Day 30 (July 1): Fr Hilton is in clericals for the first time in a month as he hails from De Pere, Wisconsin. He also shares a visit with a parishioner.
Day 31 (July 2): Fr Hilton is joined by two fellow cyclists as he reports in from the Carmelite monastery that calls to mind Mount Tabor.
Day 33 (July 4): Fr Hilton visits with a Chaldean Catholic and reminds us to keep our persecuted brothers and sisters in our prayers.
Day 34 (July 5): Fr Hilton spent day 34 on Pere Marquette Rail-Trail as he cycles his way across Michigan. He shares a reflection on the readings and gives us a reminder to pray.
Day 35 (July 6): Fr Hilton reflects on Jacob’s statement in the readings today, “Nothing less than the house of God,” and mentions stops in Michigan.
Day 36 (July 7): The things of this world are not beautiful enough to last: Fr Hilton reflects on being homesick as he enters week 5 of his trip.
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