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The Sacrament of Anointing

Christ Means “Anointed” The Sacrament of Anointing Tuesday, April 9, 2019 The human need for physical, embodied practices seems universal. Across Christian history, the “Sacraments,” as Orthodox and Catholics call them, have always been with us. Before the age of literacy started to spread in Europe in the sixteenth century, things like pilgrimage, prayer beads,… Continue Reading The Sacrament of Anointing

This Is My Body: Weekly Summary

This Is My Body Summary: Sunday, March 3-Friday, March 8, 2019 At the Last Supper, when Jesus held up the bread and spoke the words “This is my Body,” I believe he was speaking not just about the bread right in front of him, but about the whole universe, about every thing that is physical,… Continue Reading This Is My Body: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine Summary: Sunday, January 27-Friday, February 1, 2019 If Jesus is at once God and human, that means as believers we cannot refer to Jesus as God without qualifying that: “God in human form.” We also cannot refer to Jesus as human only without qualifying that: “the human incarnation of God.” —Amos… Continue Reading Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Contemplation: Week 1 Open Heart, Mind, and Body Sunday, December 9, 2018 We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. . . . Prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we… Continue Reading Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 18-Friday, November 23, 2018 As I’ve come to understand that life “composts” and “seeds” us as autumn does the earth, I’ve seen how possibility gets planted in us even in the hardest of times. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) We can cultivate spiritual disciplines designed to dismantle our identity… Continue Reading Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 4-Friday, November 9, 2018 All we have to do is receive God’s gaze of love and then return what we have received. This is our spiritual agenda for our whole life: “love returning love” as my father St. Francis put it. (Sunday) The only people who change, who are… Continue Reading Love: Week 2 Summary

Walk in Beauty

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Walk in Beauty Friday, August 10, 2018 In 1969 when I was a young deacon in Acoma Pueblo, one of my jobs was to take the census. Because it was summer and hot, I would start early in the morning, driving my little orange truck to each residence. Invariably at sunrise,… Continue Reading Walk in Beauty

Initiation

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Initiation Thursday, August 9, 2018 Life and grace seem to move us along, often without our notice, toward greater maturity, inclusivity, and nondual wisdom. But at certain points along the way, humans are prone to getting stuck unless we have some kind of initiatory experience, healing rites of passage, and the… Continue Reading Initiation

Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution Friday, April 27, 2018 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, has a wonderful way of making the brilliant writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin accessible. Teilhard (1881-1955) was a French philosopher, Jesuit priest, and paleontologist who brought a scientific and mystical perspective to… Continue Reading Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, April 15-Friday, April 20, 2018 We are clearly not very at home in our bodies, yet Jesus came to show us that we can and must trust our human, and thus body-based, experience. The material world is the privileged place for the divine encounter. (Sunday) The word sex… Continue Reading Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Summary

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