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Into the Death Zone on Mt. Everest

At 29,035 feet, (5.5 miles above sea level), Mt. Everest’s summit has approximately one-third the air pressure that exists at sea level, which significantly reduces a climber’s ability to breathe because of reduced oxygen. At this altitude, the body begins to die off. When summiting Everest, carrying supplemental oxygen is the norm with few exceptions. WithoutContinue reading “Into the Death Zone on Mt. Everest”

The Wondrous Mystery of the Paschal Triduum

“I have given you a model to follow,so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” I like to sit and contemplate this mosaic depicting the Last Supper, especially on Holy Thursday. Each little piece is a part of the whole picture. As catholics, each of us are members of the BodyContinue reading “The Wondrous Mystery of the Paschal Triduum”

Walking the Hill of Crosses

I know a lot of people are focusing on upbeat and positive things right now to get through this ordeal. I think it’s great to do whatever it takes to keep our sanity. Although, sometimes I think we need to come to some sort of acceptance as to the reality of our changed way ofContinue reading “Walking the Hill of Crosses”