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Tag Archives: anecdote

The Spirit of Francis

Like Francis and Clare, we need to become earth-loving saints, committed to our planet and its peoples. Continue Reading The Spirit of Francis

A Palpable Reality

I’d never heard someone speaking in tongues before. My mouth fell open. What did this mean? Continue Reading A Palpable Reality

What Does It Mean to Set Jesus Free?

COVID-19 forced Jesus out of the cathedral into the world, reminding Christians that church is not a building. Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Set Jesus Free?

The Power of the Black Madonna

I call Her the Sacred Black Feminine. She is the God who is with and for Black women because She is a Black woman. Continue Reading The Power of the Black Madonna

Rediscovering the “Jesus Movement”

Instead of telling others they were doing it wrong, Francis of Assisi lovingly tried to do it better. Continue Reading Rediscovering the “Jesus Movement”

A Stirring of the Soul

When we are finally willing to meet “what is”—real change and transformation become possible. Continue Reading A Stirring of the Soul

The Experience of God Unites Us

Meaningful experiences of unity among peoples were more compelling than all that divided and separated. Continue Reading The Experience of God Unites Us

Accepting What Is

Christianity and Buddhism Accepting What Is Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Father Richard has often said that transformation mostly comes through great love and great suffering. The First Noble Truth of Buddhism shows how accepting the inescapable nature of suffering can lead to greater freedom. Kaira Jewel Lingo, a former Buddhist nun in Thich Nhat Hanh’s… Continue Reading Accepting What Is

The Goodness of Solidarity

Rediscovering the Common Good The Goodness of Solidarity Thursday, November 4, 2021 Few Christians in the twentieth century lived their lives as devoted to the common good as Dorothy Day. She served the poor, homeless, and hungry in New York City for decades. Her steadfast belief in the dignity of the poor as bearing the… Continue Reading The Goodness of Solidarity

The Dance of Life

Contemplating Creation The Dance of Life Monday, October 11, 2021 Indigenous People’s Day Father Richard views Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) as a prime example of someone who discovered within himself the universal connectedness of creation. Francis addressed animals and nature as spiritual beings who are part of reality’s harmony. [1] Today, we share wisdom about… Continue Reading The Dance of Life

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