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Archive for Contemplative Spirituality

Have patience, and the mulberry leaf will become silk.

~Spanish proverb

 

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

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.

Walking on Water and Sinking Like a Stone

Today’s post is by Ron Rolheiser Faith isn’t something you ever simply achieve. It’s not something that you ever nail down as a fait accompli. Faith works this way: Some days you walk on water and other days you sink like a stone. Faith invariably gives way to doubt before it again recovers its confidence, […]

April 04, 2019 by Ron Rolheiser
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

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.

Nature’s Healing

Today’s post is from the writings of the late Gerald May …Nature’s teaching is also a healing. And though we must indeed be taught, it is the healing that we need most. We have been fractured. We have been broken off from the nature of the world, broken away from the nature of one another, broken […]

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 […]

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