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On Monday of last week, we visited a cave in a valley near Subiaco, a one-hour drive directly west of Rome, into the Apennine mountains that run down the center of the peninsula. Benedict’s story begins in this cave where, as a young man he spent 3 years as a hermit, with a local monk lowering him food in a basket.

Sanctifying Travel: How the Goal Transforms the Way

For the past month, I have traveled regularly from our apartment in Munich out to rural St. Ottilien Abbey, a Benedictine monastery about an hour’s train ride from us.  I go to meet with one of the monks there for spiritual direction.  Sometimes I stay for the night, sometimes I return the same day, but every time becomes a pilgrimage.