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On Saturday I went to an indoor rock climbing gym with three seminarians, all seniors at Conception Seminary College. I had been chaplain to these three seminarians during their freshman year in the seminary. It was a good time of team building and testing of physical and mental strength. Also, joining us was Dr. Zita Toth, a second year philosophy professor at Conception Seminary. Dr. Toth used to climb a few days a week while she was in graduate school in New York, but hadn’t climbed since she made the transition to the midwest. Since three of us knew how to belay and tie a figure eight knot, we were able to skip out of the training course and the other two in our group were ‘climbers only.’ I had been to this same gym about one year ago. Days later my hands and arms are still sore, but we were glad to enjoy the time together.