Welcome

to Sweetwater Haven

“Just dust, rock and silence on this little patch of desert. And beyond? The din of 5 million souls over the mountain, with billions more beyond the faded sawteeth rising in the distance. Hm. Can’t ignore ’em, so there’s nothing for it but to really live the Faith.” – MP

Welcome

to Sweetwater Haven

“Just dust, rock and silence on this little patch of desert. And beyond? The din of 5 million souls over the mountain, with billions more beyond the faded sawteeth rising in the distance. Hm. Can’t ignore ’em, so there’s nothing for it but to really live the Faith.” – MP

Our Lady of Tepeyac pray for us!

Sweetwaterhaven shares some ponderings, images, and stories from the desert, as well as some valuable Catholic resources that have helped me on my ongoing journey of conversion towards living the fullness of the Faith. God bless you all in your own faith treks –– wherever you may be.

“It [conversion] means seeking God, moving with God, dociley following the teachings of his Son Jesus Christ; to be converted is not a work for self-fulfillment because the human being is not the architect of his own eternal destiny. We did not make ourselves… Conversion consists in freely and lovingly accepting to depend in all things on God, our true creator, to depend on love. This is not dependence, but freedom.” — Benedict XVI

Resources for the journey

Divine Mercy

On February 22, 1931, a Polish nun had a vision of Jesus Christ. He came with a message of trust in God’s mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world...

Maps

No need to wing it when there are such trustworthy 'maps' at our disposal. It's not only a prudent and vital means to reach our destination, it's also a sign of humble obedience...

Our Lady of Tepeyac

The lone pilgrim was making his way south from Tulpetlac, across the dusty desert trail, past the western side of Tepeyac hill. Baptized under the Christian name of...

Gear

I prefer to travel light, but value the right tool for the right job. Here's some suggestions to consider... truly uselful tools that get the job done...

Expedition Guides

These guides know the way and are special signs of God’s activity. Having surrendered to God’s love, they are eager to help us become holy by living the life of Christ...

Signs

Lastly, don't go it alone. Please find some like-minded companions on your journey such as the folks who author some of the worthy blogs I include here...

Stories from the Desert

Remnant Band

Remnant Band

Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as…
There and Back Again

There and Back Again

The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom.  They will bloom with abundant flowers,…
The Final Stretch

The Final Stretch

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains! See…
The Stones Begin to Speak

The Stones Begin to Speak

Part I – Tortoise in Hell’s Canyon That is why I am going to lure her and lead her out…
Desert Prayer Odyssey

Desert Prayer Odyssey

Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day…
Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Part I – Lost Dog Canyon Then, too, heed your own heart’s counsel; for what have you that you can…