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The Desert Mystics

Action and Contemplation: Part Three The Desert Mystics Monday, January 20, 2020 Though I deeply admire the Desert Fathers and Mothers, I must be completely honest with you. There is much about them that I do not find attractive or helpful. And it is important to share that here, or you might pick up one of the collections of their “sayings” and… Continue Reading The Desert Mystics

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Summary: Sunday, December 15—Friday, December 20, 2019 Winter Solstice The purpose of the divine therapy is the healing of the roots of all our problems and to transform our attitudes and, indeed, the whole of our human nature into the mind and heart of Christ. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) The union between… Continue Reading Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Art: Old and New: Weekly Summary

Art: Old and New Summary: Sunday, November 10 — Friday, November 15, 2019 Art reveals what people believe and emphasize at any one time. (Sunday) Images such as the “Sacred Heart of Jesus” and the “Immaculate Heart of Mary” keep recurring only if they are speaking something important and good from the unconscious, maybe even… Continue Reading Art: Old and New: Weekly Summary

The Great Turning

Science: Old and New The Great Turning Monday, November 4, 2019 I have set before you life and death . . . therefore choose life. —Deuteronomy 30:19 Eco-philosopher, Earth elder, friend, and spiritual activist Joanna Macy, now ninety years old, has been promoting a global transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life-Sustaining Society for… Continue Reading The Great Turning

Oneness: Weekly Summary

Oneness Summary: Sunday, September 22—Friday, September 27, 2019 When we carry our small suffering in solidarity with humanity’s one universal longing for deep union, it helps keep us from self-pity or self-preoccupation. We know that we are all in this together. (Sunday) God is the force that is binding, moving, sustaining, and transforming all of… Continue Reading Oneness: Weekly Summary

Embodying Nonviolence

Peacemakers Embodying Nonviolence Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) used to say that every world religion knows that Jesus taught nonviolence, lived nonviolently, and died a nonviolent death except one: Christianity! Gandhi took the Gospel and his own Hindu texts seriously. He believed our core identity is union with God and that the fruit… Continue Reading Embodying Nonviolence

Transformative Spirituality

Interspiritual Mystics Transformative Spirituality Monday, August 5, 2019 Catholic monk and mystic Wayne Teasdale (1945–2004) recognized the wisdom in many religious traditions and helped to cultivate respect and understanding between faiths. Though I did not know him personally, Teasdale had an early, long-standing relationship with a community of Franciscans in Massachusetts. He worked tirelessly until… Continue Reading Transformative Spirituality

Consumed with Love

Prophet: Part One Consumed with Love Friday, July 5, 2019 Today, Sister Joan Chittister continues exploring the relationship between prophetic witness and contemplation: A spiritual path that does not lead to a living commitment to . . . the Kingdom of God within and around us everywhere for everyone, is no path at all. .… Continue Reading Consumed with Love

God’s Temple

Meeting Christ Within Us God’s Temple Friday, May 31, 2019 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  —1 Corinthians 6:19 I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me. —Galatians 2:20 Phileena Heuertz… Continue Reading God’s Temple

Trinity: Part One: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part One Summary: Sunday, May 5—Friday, May 10, 2019 The mystery of Trinity is embedded as the code in everything that exists. (Sunday) If we take the depiction of God in Rublev’s The Trinity icon seriously, we have to say, “In the beginning was the Relationship.” (Monday) Trinity overcomes the foundational philosophical problem of… Continue Reading Trinity: Part One: Weekly Summary

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