Tag Archives: connection

Patron Saint of Ecology

Franciscan Way: Part Two Patron Saint of Ecology Wednesday, October 9, 2019 One of the things Francis of Assisi is best known for is his love of nature. Pope John Paul II named him the Patron Saint of Ecology in 1979. Pope Francis entitled his encyclical about caring for our common home Laudato Si meaning… Continue Reading Patron Saint of Ecology

One World

Franciscan Way: Part One One World Monday, September 30, 2019 I hope to show what Francis of Assisi clearly changed and did differently and what flowed from his unique wholeness. We will see that Francis was at once very traditional and entirely new in the ways of holiness—a paradox. He stood barefoot on the earth… Continue Reading One World

We Are Already One

Oneness We Are Already One Thursday, September 26, 2019 Thomas Merton (1915–1968) helped many within and beyond Christianity imagine the oneness at the heart of reality. Catherine Nerney, SSJ, director of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, shares insights she’s gathered from Merton’s writings: God’s compassion knows no withholding.… Continue Reading We Are Already One

Corporate Love

Oneness Corporate Love Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Humans throughout history have often had a strong appreciation for and connection with their ancestors. I think the collective notion of oneness is what Christians were trying to verbalize when they made a late addition to the ancient Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the communion of saints.” They… Continue Reading Corporate Love

Expanded Options

Cosmology: Part Two Expanded Options Tuesday, September 3, 2019 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. —1 Corinthians 13:12 Living School faculty member Dr. Barbara Holmes writes about our work for justice as… Continue Reading Expanded Options

Quantum Entanglement

Cosmology: Part One Quantum Entanglement Friday, August 30, 2019 Just as different ways of interpreting scripture and various types of truth (e.g., literal vs. mythic) are valuable for different purposes, so scientific theories have different applications while seeming to be paradoxical and irreconcilable. For example, we have the Newtonian theory of gravity, Einstein’s theory of… Continue Reading Quantum Entanglement

Creating Peaceful Change

Nonviolence Creating Peaceful Change Sunday, August 18, 2019 The root of violence is the illusion of separation—from God, from being one with oneself and everything else, and from Being Itself. When we don’t know how to consciously live out of union (which is called love), we resort to violence, fighting anything that is not like… Continue Reading Creating Peaceful Change

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

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

The Heart of the Universe

Conscious Love The Heart of the Universe Friday, June 21, 2019 Summer Solstice John Welwood (1943–2019) was an American clinical psychologist known for integrating Eastern and Western psychology and spirituality. In his books Love and Awakening and Journey of the Heart, he wrote about the lifelong challenge and gift of conscious, committed love, drawing insights… Continue Reading The Heart of the Universe

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