Two years ago I set out with a small group to climb the Snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had loaded Hemmingway’s short story of that title, several podcasts, and the week’s breviary on my phone so as to reduce weight. And up we went, edging always closer to the glaciers atop Africa’s roof. In fact, it snowed at base camp the night before our final ascent. We set out at midnight in fresh snow under a full moon, and soon switched off our headlamps as not needed in the soft glow of moonlit snow.
But it was Dr. Peter Kreeft that kept me company before that bid for the summit. I listened to his podcasts on various subjects as the winds buffeted the frail sides of my tent. In particular, I remember his talk on the sea, the great waters as sacrament of God’s grace and Holy Mother Church. He’s written 75 books covering the full range of human experience, and on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm you can see and hear him in person! He will be at our parish here in San Francisco speaking on atheism. You are all welcome to attend and invite your friends! Covering the costs of bringing him out here isn’t cheap so tickets are $15 and may be purchased online here - there is no charge for children and teens. As always, our hospitality team will supply wine and cheese afterwards, and Ignatius Press will have some of his books available for signing.