Walking The Way Of St. Francis
for The Animal Collective
Interview with Liz McDonough
Tell me about the adventure (hike) you are about to embark on?
It is an 8 day 135km hike (maybe a bit more) on a section of The Way Of St. Francis which runs from Florence to Rome. On April Fool’s Day I will start walking in Assisi & finish in Rieti.
Early spring isn’t so hot & I overheat easily. I am regularly called ‘vampire’ by my hiking buddy, nothing to do with my Goth past, more for my shade hopping! Also what better way to spend mine & the hubby’s birthday after the hike – than in Rome!
I love this quote. It really sums up my journey...
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
– St. Francis of Assisi
St Francis is the patron saint of Animals and the Environment is this something you are passionate about?
Becoming more vegan than vegetarian over the last couple of years has definitely increased my compassion towards all sentient beings & my consciousness towards the environment. Being around like minded people who have so much goodness & ‘DO’ so much made me want to actually do something too. By raising money I can make a difference.
What would you personally like to get out of your 8 days of walking?
ON BEHALF OF THE ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
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