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Drawing Us Forward

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen We are often afraid of the truth. Rather than experiencing it as a way to experiencing a deeper reality, we see it as something that up ends our world, threatens our sense of security, and even our sense of self. We have found a comfortable place to “fit in,” […]

April 04, 2019 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Contemplative Living, Contemplative Spirituality, and spiritual growth. Tags: Good Friday, Lent, Palm Sunday, and truth. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Our role in life is to bring the light of our own souls to the dim places around us.

~Joan Chittister

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

We are restful when ordinary life is enough.

~Ron Rolheiser

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: contentment and rest. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Wake Up Call

Article by Rose Mary Dougherty (April 2019 eNews) Several weeks ago, I was staying in one of my favorite places—Bon Secours Spiritual Center. It had been a long day, and I was sleeping soundly. At 3:40 am, I awoke with a start to the sound of someone hammering at my door. I could hear a […]

Into Spring and Beyond

Pulling in to the monastery, the snow was piled high on the abbey grounds. The walkways were cleared, as the monks had fastidiously kept the paths open for themselves and any guests who would take advantage of their hospitality. I arrived on a chilly day that began less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit—one of several guests seeking a quiet retreat. It had been a long snowy season, and this cold morning was perhaps one last, serious squeeze from old man winter.

The more our being in God is embraced, the more our doing will reflect the image of God.

~Tilden Edwards

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Spirituality and Spiritualities

Today’s post is by Ron Rolheiser What is spirituality and what makes for different spiritualities? The word spirituality is relatively new within the English-speaking world, at least in terms of how it is being used today. Prior to the 1960s you would have found very few books in English with the word “spirituality” in their […]

Now is the moment we have, and all of life is contained in it…

~Rose Mary Dougherty

Lent is a Time to Listen

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen While reading some reflections by Richard Rohr on the presence of Christ in creation from the beginning, I was struck by the phrase “Christ-soaked world.” It brought to mind two Scripture readings from Paul used for the beginning of Lent: one from 2 Corinthians and the other from […]