(1838–1914) Writer, hiker, lover of California wilderness, and father of the modern environmental movement. In 1892 he founded the Sierra Club to "do something for wildness and make the mountains glad". In spite of an abusive religious upbringing, he remained a deeply spiritual man and an eloquent spokesperson for our sacred responsibility to care for the earth. He said, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” (December 24)
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.