Last week the Diocese of Cheyenne priests went on their annual five day retreat. Most of the boys went down to Colorado Springs. Chief and I, however, drew the lucky card of going to Our Lady of the Pines in Story, WY.
Absolutely beautiful. The wildflowers reminded me of my childhood summers in the southern Big Horns.
We first had to reconnoiter this new land.
Turns out there was an military battle here between the calvary and the Indians.
Westward expansion did not come without cost.
Beside restful waters He leads me.
He leads me on the path of righteousness.
The water I shall give him will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
The Lord knows what we need before we do. Retreats get us square in the saddle with Him. Time alone in the mountains with nothing but beef, a horse, and Jesus in the Eucharist, couldn't have been more ideal. Now let's get to work.