March 6, 2017

“New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California.” Submitted by Amanda Eagle.

Ocean View

December 15, 2016

“I spent Thanksgiving on retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA. Silence, prayer, walking, looking at the ocean, more prayer. I found God’s peace and love.” Submitted by Anna Davidson.

Junípero Serra Statue

October 5, 2016

“At Saint Junípero Serra’s mission in Carmel, California.” Submitted by Jenny-Rebecca Schmitt.

Olive Grove

September 28, 2016

“And at Mass…walking afterwards through the olive grove there at the Carmelite Monastery in Santa Clara.” Submitted by Quimore Quiogue-Moreno.


September 15, 2016

“The Almighty Architect constantly refining His work—in Malibu, California.” Submitted by Nicola Serragiotto‎. Have you been on a particularly meaningful trip? Send us a photo for possible inclusion on Picturing God.

Big Bear Lake

June 1, 2016

“I found God while visiting Big Bear Lake and realizing that even as the waters dry up, God replaces them with His bounty.” Submitted by Whitaker Susanne Rehm.

Muir Woods National Monument

January 7, 2016

“The trees have always reached upward and outward for centuries. “Visitors are naturally drawn to be silent, in reverence. “God was in the silence, the spaces, the light and the shadows, the clarity of the […]

Marina County Park

November 25, 2015

“Alviso Marina County Park, CA.” Submitted by Paul Daly. Plan for Advent with resources from Loyola Press.

California Redwoods

October 15, 2015

“Hiking in the redwoods of central California.” Submitted by Alejandro Cisneros.

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