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Reflecting on the Journey’s End: Avila to Aspen Wrap-Up

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Reflecting on the Journey’s End: Avila to Aspen Wrap-Up Fr. Hilton is back in Aspen, Colorado, after his journey across the United States this summer for the Avila to Aspen initiative. Here’s the trip by the numbers: 54 days total. 3398.56 miles traveled from Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine. 365.8 hours biking. Here are a few of our favorite videos from Fr. Hilton’s... Read More

Week 7 on the Road with Fr Hilton

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Week 7 on the Road with Fr Hilton As this seventh week ends, we find Fr Hilton in Maine and very near the end of his Avila to Aspen trip across the United States. Here’s the trip so far by the numbers: 50 days since he left. 375.81 miles this week; 3186.02 miles total. 46.72 hours biking this week; x hours total. If you’ve missed any of Fr Hilton’s posts this week, here’s... Read More

Avila to Aspen Week 5 On the Road with Fr Hilton

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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;... Read More

31 Days and 2001 Miles: Week 4 on the Road with Fr Hilton

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Week 4 on the Road with Fr Hilton The week began on the road with Fr Hilton in Minnesota; as this post goes live, he’s near Green Bay, Wisconsin and getting ready to board the ferry across Lake Michigan. On Saturday, June 27, Fr Hilton and Dan Burke spoke with Peggy Stanton on the “Power From the Pews” show on Ave Maria Radio. You can listen to the interview by clicking HERE. Here’s... Read More

Week 2 on the Road with Fr Hilton

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Week 2 on the Road with Fr Hilton This week, Fr Hilton left the mountains behind and entered the High Plains. Here’s the trip so far by the numbers: 15 days since he left. 484.94 miles this week; 976.69 miles total. 48.62 hours biking this week; 105.65 hours total. If you’ve missed any of Fr Hilton’s posts this week, here’s a brief summary: Day 9 (June 10): Highlights include Loon... Read More

Week 1 on the Road with Fr Hilton

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Week 1 on the Road with Fr Hilton Last Tuesday, June 2, Fr John Hilton dipped his bike in the Pacific Ocean off of Anacortes, Washington and began his trip across the country. 9 days since he left. 66 hours on the bike. 579.18 miles covered. 5486 feet in elevation. If you’ve missed any of Fr. Hilton’s posts this week, here’s a brief summary: Day 1: One of Fr. Hilton’s biggest... Read More

Counting Down with Fr. Hilton

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Fr. Hilton is in the final days before he leaves from Anacortes, Washington to bike across the country. His route will take him across the northern states and a small portion of Canada and, by his own admission, he will be praying Hail Marys all the way. You can follow along on our Avila to Aspen page or by using this special feed for the Avila to Aspen posts. Thanks to Fr. Hilton, there’s a... Read More

Help Make Aspen a Spiritual Destination

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Help Make Aspen a Spiritual Destination Dear Friends, On this past Saturday, the Aspen community participated in a farewell ride with Fr. John Hilton, Pastor of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, who’s preparing for his 3500 mile ride across the country. Here’s a brief video from that event: Fr. Hilton will be leaving Anacortes, Washington on June 2 and his trip will be taking him across... Read More

Priest Biking to Bring Avila Institute to Aspen

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We are blessed to be part of an amazing project that I believe is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The reason I believe it is thus inspired is because I had nothing to do with its genesis. Frankly, it simply dropped into my lap. Last year a friend arranged a meeting between Fr. John Hilton, the pastor of St. Mary’s in Aspen, Colorado, and me. He is a holy priest and has been praying for years regarding... Read More

Our Goal: Bring Avila to Aspen

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Bring Avila to Aspen We have exciting news, and today I’d like to share the press release we’re sharing with the world. We’ll be keeping you updated, and please do check our Avila to Aspen page at spiritualdirection.com/Aspen. The Avila Institute Partners with St. Mary Catholic Church of Aspen to Open Satellite Campus  The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation is partnering with... Read More

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