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Cultivation Not Domination

Franciscan Ecological Wisdom Cultivation Not Domination Tuesday, May 19, 2020 St. Bonaventure (1221–1274) taught that “Christ, as a human being, shares with all creatures; indeed he possesses being with rocks, lives among the plants, senses with animals, and understands with angels.” [1] In saying this, Bonaventure wanted to give theological weight to the deep experience… Continue Reading Cultivation Not Domination

Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi

Franciscan Ecological Wisdom Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi Monday, May 18, 2020 I deeply appreciate the many ways Pope Francis has continued the work of Vatican II by letting in the “fresh air” of modern science and other disciplines. While new information is one of the primary ways we come to understand Reality… Continue Reading Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi

Our Common Planetary Home

Franciscan Ecology Wisdom Our Common Planetary Home Sunday, May 17, 2020 To mark the fifth anniversary of his encyclical Laudato Si′: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis has declared May 16–24 “Laudato Si′ Week.” [1] The Daily Meditations this week will focus on how Franciscan spirituality impels us to act in response to… Continue Reading Our Common Planetary Home

Community: Weekly Summary

Community Saturday, May 9, 2020 Summary: Sunday, May 3 — Friday, May 9, 2020 How can the Center for Action and Contemplation continue to be of service, building on what God has already done with us? How can we offer something of further value that has authority and believability on its own? (Sunday) We learn… Continue Reading Community: Weekly Summary

Jesus’ Social Program

Community Jesus’ Social Program Thursday, May 7, 2020 Jesus’ experience of divine kinship, which Beatrice Bruteau described yesterday, naturally led to the creation of equitable community. His community was very different than the larger society in which he lived—and the individualistic, largely unfettered capitalist society in which we live today. In fact, Jesus’ community looks… Continue Reading Jesus’ Social Program

Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center Type Two: The Need to Be Needed Wednesday, March 4, 2020  Holy Idea: Holy Will, Holy Freedom Virtue: Humility Passion: Pride [1] The heart types—Two, Three, and Four—are “other-directed” people whose emotional well-being depends on how their environment reacts to them. The secret goal of their continuous activities is to be… Continue Reading Type Two: The Need to Be Needed

Faith, Practice, Prayer

Politics: Old and New Faith, Practice, Prayer Thursday, November 21, 2019 Sister of Social Service Simone Campbell is an author, lawyer, poet, and Executive Director of NETWORK, an organization that lobbies on issues of economic justice, immigration reform, and healthcare. Sister Simone spoke at our CONSPIRE 2015 conference on the theme “For those who see… Continue Reading Faith, Practice, Prayer

Conscious Parenting: Weekly Summary

Conscious Parenting Summary: Sunday, June 23—Friday, June 28, 2019 Relationships are the primary school for love. For many people, parenting or care-giving serves as a container in which the soul, heart, body, and mind can grow. (Sunday) Maybe, as our hearts overflow, we find that love can, naturally of its own accord, extend wider, until… Continue Reading Conscious Parenting: Weekly Summary

Giving Ourselves

Conscious Parenting Giving Ourselves Monday, June 24, 2019 Can you let others convert you to the Love that you truly are? Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, in her book Nurture the Wow, asks: What is love, anyway? And what does it mean to love? . . . The feminist theorist bell hooks . . . claims [that… Continue Reading Giving Ourselves

A School of Love

Conscious Parenting A School of Love Sunday, June 23, 2019 Relationships are the primary school for love. For many people, parenting or care-giving serves as a container in which the soul, heart, body, and mind can grow. Each container is as unique as the individual who shapes it. Whether or not you are a parent,… Continue Reading A School of Love

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