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Creation-Centered Prayer

Contemplating Creation Creation-Centered Prayer Thursday, October 14, 2021 In a conference on Franciscan mysticism, Fr. Richard reminded the audience that the presence of God is available in all things and at all times: The spiritual nature of reality, and the material, the physical, have been one ever since the Big Bang. The incarnation did not just… Continue Reading Creation-Centered Prayer

Universal Christ Mystics

Unveiling the Universal Christ Universal Christ Mystics Friday, August 27, 2021 Perhaps because the Romans never occupied Ireland and parts of Scotland, the Celtic Christianity that developed there retained its connection to the natural world. The writer John Philip Newell explains how Pelagius (c. 354–418), an early and frequently misunderstood Celtic Christian theologian, saw creation… Continue Reading Universal Christ Mystics

Communion of Saints: Weekly Summary

Communion of Saints Saturday, March 13, 2021 Summary and Practice Sunday, March 7—Friday, March 12, 2021 Sunday Together the living form with the dead one community of memory and hope, a holy people touched with the fire of the Spirit, summoned to go forth as companions bringing the face of divine compassion into everyday life.… Continue Reading Communion of Saints: Weekly Summary

Living in Heaven Now

Communion of Saints Living in Heaven Now Friday, March 12, 2021 Jesus spoke these things, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father . . . I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word; that they may all be one; even… Continue Reading Living in Heaven Now

A Presence That Continues

Communion of Saints A Presence That Continues Thursday, March 11, 2021 Theresa Torres’ description of receiving her faith through her grandmother is a wonderful reflection of how faith was once passed down generation to generation. Her grandmother, or abuelita, inspires spirituality not as a religious creedal statement or morality code, but as a healing and… Continue Reading A Presence That Continues

The Circle of Eternity

Communion of Saints The Circle of Eternity Wednesday, March 10, 2021 I once shared a happy dinner with the beloved Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue (1956­–2008). He passed away far too soon at the age of 52, and I imagine he was immediately welcomed into the communion of saints, living in the “circle of… Continue Reading The Circle of Eternity

Wisdom beyond the Veil

Communion of Saints Wisdom beyond the Veil Tuesday, March 9, 2021 By passing along the narrow road they widened it, and while they went along, trampling on the rough ways, they went ahead of us. —Augustine of Hippo, Sermon for the feast of Saint Quadratus I can’t imagine that God expects all human beings to… Continue Reading Wisdom beyond the Veil

The Fullness of Time

Communion of Saints The Fullness of Time Monday, March 8, 2021 What some call “liminal space” or threshold space (in Latin, limen means a threshold) is a very good phrase for those special times, events, and places that open us up to the sacred. It seems we need special (sacred) days to open us up… Continue Reading The Fullness of Time

A Community of Holy People

Communion of Saints A Community of Holy People Sunday, March 7, 2021 In the fourteenth century, the inspired, anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing taught that God in Christ dealt with sin, death, forgiveness, and salvation “all in one lump.” It is a most unusual, even homely, phrase; for me, this corporate and even mystical reading… Continue Reading A Community of Holy People

Diversity and Communion

Gender and Sexuality Diversity and Communion Monday, October 21, 2019 God is clearly more comfortable with diversity than we are, and God’s final goal and objective are much simpler. God and the entire cosmos are about two things: differentiation (people and things becoming themselves) and communion (living in supportive coexistence). Physicists and biologists seem to… Continue Reading Diversity and Communion

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