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Unveiling the Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

Unveiling the Universal Christ Saturday, August 28, 2021 Week Thirty-Four Summary and Practice Sunday, August 22—Friday, August 27, 2021 Sunday The Christ Mystery that Paul speaks of in Colossians 1 is the indwelling of the Divine Presence in everyone and everything. Monday If we can believe that we are loved just as we are and… Continue Reading Unveiling the Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

We Are Called to “Behold”

Finding God in the Arts We Are Called to “Behold” Monday, August 16, 2021 When we look at art, we are usually quick to judge its value according to our own preferences based on style, color, size, location, and even country of origin! However, there is another invitation—one that goes beyond our likes and dislikes—and… Continue Reading We Are Called to “Behold”

An Accumulation of Losses

Everybody Grieves An Accumulation of Losses Thursday, August 5, 2021 Psychotherapist and author Francis Weller has studied grief for decades and has developed many rituals and methods to help individuals and communities heal from their losses. Here he explores how we often attempt to keep grief separate from our lives, and how welcoming our grief… Continue Reading An Accumulation of Losses

Practicing the Presence of God

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Practicing the Presence of God Thursday, July 15, 2021 Prayer is the orientation of all the attention of which the soul is capable toward God.  —Simone Weil, Waiting for God One of the simplest methods of contemplation is “to practice the presence of God” as described by Brother Lawrence (1614–1691), a… Continue Reading Practicing the Presence of God

Offering Your Whole Self

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Offering Your Whole Self Wednesday, July 14, 2021 “The Lord your God, the Lord is One. And you shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole soul, and your whole strength.” (Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30, 33; Luke 10:27) Beatrice Bruteau (1930–2014), one of the… Continue Reading Offering Your Whole Self

An Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

An Evolving Faith Saturday, June 5, 2021 Week Twenty-Two Summary and Practice Sunday, May 30—Friday, June 4, 2021 Sunday Anybody who has paid attention to their inner life of prayer or read history books surely recognizes that life and love are always cumulative, growing, and going somewhere that is always new and always more. Monday… Continue Reading An Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Apocalyptic Hope: Weekly Summary

Apocalyptic Hope Saturday, May 1, 2021 Week Seventeen Summary and Practice Sunday, April 25—Friday, April 30, 2021 Sunday Apocalyptic literature helps us make room for something new by clearing out the old—old ideas, old stories, old ways of thinking, especially if we’ve become overly attached to them. Monday Apocalyptic literature is not meant to strike… Continue Reading Apocalyptic Hope: Weekly Summary

The Contemplative Call to Nature: Weekly Summary

The Contemplative Call to Nature Saturday, April 24, 2021 Week Sixteen Summary and Practice Sunday, April 18—Friday, April 23, 2021 Sunday The core message of the incarnation of God in Jesus is that the Divine Presence is here, in us and in all of creation, and not only “over there” in some far-off realm. Monday… Continue Reading The Contemplative Call to Nature: Weekly Summary

An Expanding Love: Weekly Summary

An Expanding Love Saturday, March 20, 2021 Week Eleven Summary and Practice Sunday, March 14—Friday, March 19, 2021 Sunday Peter himself began to recognize that God works with all people of goodwill—not just people in his group. But he had to be pushed there. Little by little, God leads him to universal love. Monday To… Continue Reading An Expanding Love: Weekly Summary

Learning How to See: Weekly Summary

Learning How to See Saturday, March 6, 2021 Summary and Practice Sunday, February 28—Friday, March 5, 2021 Sunday One of the keys to wisdom is that we must recognize our own biases, our own addictive preoccupations, and those things to which, for some reason, we refuse to pay attention. Monday People can’t see what they… Continue Reading Learning How to See: Weekly Summary

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