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A Ministry of Action and Contemplation

One of the foundational charisms of St. Francis of Assisi was the way he integrated contemplation and action. Continue Reading A Ministry of Action and Contemplation

Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

Carl Jung Saturday, November 27, 2021 Week Forty-Seven Summary and Practice Sunday, November 21—Friday, November 26, 2021 Sunday Carl Jung suggested the whole problem is that Christianity does not connect with the soul or transform people anymore. He insists on actual inner, transcendent experience to anchor individuals to God, and that’s what mystics always emphasize.… Continue Reading Carl Jung: Weekly Summary

Living with the Land

Christianity and Empire Living with the Land Wednesday, October 20, 2021 In the West, most Christians have been shaped by culture and faith into a paradigm that normalizes acquisition, at great cost to others, ourselves, and the land itself. As Richard puts it, “Perhaps the primary example of our lack of attention to the Christ… Continue Reading Living with the Land

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

Rights and Responsibilities

What Do We Do With Money? Rights and Responsibilities Wednesday, September 22, 2021 In his unpublished notes on money, Fr. Richard explores a parable that has often troubled faithful Christians, including pastors, theologians, and scripture scholars alike. Maybe the key to an honest Jesus hermeneutic around money has been lost in a parable that many… Continue Reading Rights and Responsibilities

One Life, One Breath

The Contemplative Call to Nature One Life, One Breath Thursday, April 22, 2021 On this Earth Day, Sherri Mitchell, a Native American attorney and sacred activist for environmental protection and human rights shares two particular terms which offer us some much-needed Indigenous wisdom and compassion. N’dilnabamuk—“all my relations.” Many people have heard Native people say… Continue Reading One Life, One Breath

Standing Still, Moving the World

Contemplation and Action Summary Standing Still, Moving the World Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Give me a place to stand, and I will move the whole earth with a lever. —Archimedes Archimedes (c. 287–c. 212 BCE), a Greek philosopher and mathematician, noticed that if a lever was balanced in the correct place, on the correct fulcrum,… Continue Reading Standing Still, Moving the World

Manifesting the Great I AM

Incarnation Manifesting the Great I AM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 For all practical purposes, the dualistic mind is not able to accept the orthodox teaching that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine at the same time. Our dualistic minds need to choose one or the other, with the result that they understand Jesus… Continue Reading Manifesting the Great I AM

An Interspiritual Guide

Thomas Keating: The Secret Embrace, Part Two An Interspiritual Guide Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Our true nature is stillness, The Source from which we come. . . . . The deep listening of pure contemplation Is the path to stillness. All words disappear into It, And all creation awakens to the delight of Just Being.… Continue Reading An Interspiritual Guide

Type Four: The Need to Be Special

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Four: The Need to Be Special Friday, March 6, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Origin Virtue: Equanimity, Emotional Balance Passion: Envy [1] Fours once lived serenely as an essential part of a united and beautiful world. But at some point during childhood, the union and beauty were seemingly broken. So, for… Continue Reading Type Four: The Need to Be Special

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