About Us

My pilgrim persona just outside of Pamplona, Spain.

Hi. My name’s Lance.

I’m a teacher and lecturer, scholar and researcher. I’ve taught at a few different places, including the University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, Northwest Vista College, and the University of Texas-San Antonio. I’ve also taught as a high school English teacher and private tutor. And in my past life, I served as a Marine Corps infantryman. Currently I’m a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of North Texas, where I’m researching environmental ethics and aesthetics, ecophenomenology, philosophy of animals, Asian and comparative philosophies, philosophy in literature, and religion and ecology. I also have a deep interest in Franciscan and pilgrim spirituality. I spend a lot of time with family.

If you want to see my CV, see my Academia page: unt.academia.edu/LanceGracy. To contact me, reach out to me via email, at, lance.gracy@gmail.com or via Twitter @lhgracy. And feel free to check out my podcast, The Pilgrim Star Podcast (@pilgrimstarpod).


My name’s Elizabeth.

I’m a wife, mother, and writer. Along with caring for the needs of my family, I enjoy working at the intersection of children’s catechesis and Carmelite spirituality. I also really enjoy playing tennis!

My formal education includes a B.S. in Speech Pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Texas A&M University. If all goes as expected, I’ll study Spirituality at the Avila Institute. You can reach me at eapeltier09@outlook.com.

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