Sabbatical time provides new opportunities to live apart from work and from the identity that we all derive from our work. The main purpose of sabbatical time is re-creation, that is, allowing time and space for God to re-fashion us.
Father Craig’s hope is to balance things that he enjoys and that invigorate him, including study and travel, with un-scheduled time for recreation and renewal. He am looking forward to returning to St. Peter’s physically and spiritually refreshed by the opportunity to encounter God working in those aspects of his life which feed his ministry but for which full-time parish ministry often does not allow much time. Follow his journey here.