Wednesday, May 10, 2006

St. Stephen's Wyoming: Thought Provoking

Visit to Jesuit Mission at St. Stephen's Wyoming. May 2006.

Consider visiting St. Stephen's Jesuit Mission on the Wind River reservation SE of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, near Riverton Wyoimnng, home to Arapahoe and Shoshone Indian tribes. Three Jesuits minister on the Reservation to peoples suffering economic poverty, but struggling to maintain traditonal values and ways. The area is starkly beautiful and majestic (and the fishing opportunites are stupendous!).

Most importantly, my four day visit made me reflect on the historical injustice of taking First Americans' lands and leaving them with very little. How can the USA hope to achieve liberty and justice for all in foriegn lands like Iraq and Afghanistan when we still have so much work to do here at home?

Here's the mission's website.