Archive Treasures: Pray Constantly – Even while riding a bicycle?

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Yes! Constantly! So even an exercise period can become a time of prayer. In this 1988 photo from our Priory in Spokane WA, we see Sister Mary Clare taking a stationary spin on an exercise bike in the tape office. She could easily keep all priests and the needs and intentions of the world in mind seeing the world map on the wall in front of her. A closer peek shows what looks like a religious magazine or book on the bike itself. Praying, cycling, praying, spiritual reading, praying…is this multi-tasking? It’s another way to keep prayer, the Primacy of the Spiritual, and who we are praying for, at the forefront in each activity.