My Burden Is Light

Guard llamas Micah (front) and Naomi are the newest additions to Jonah House, a community of Christian resistance whose founders include Catholic activists Philip Berrigan and Liz McAllister. The community lives on a 22-acre Catholic cemetery in inner-city Baltimore. "We have the llamas because we intend to get goats to clear the woods of invasive vines to make it possible to access the tombstones strewn through the woods," Liz McAllister told Sojourners. (The llamas will protect Jonah House's weed-eating goat herd from wild dogs.) "We maintain the cemetery in exchange for a place to live. We like to say that we are returning a sense of the sacred to this holy ground."

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Sojourners Magazine March 2005
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