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Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Scapegoating and the Cross Breaking the Cycle of Violence Wednesday, March 31, 2021 I doubt very much that I need to point out the many ways we practice scapegoating in our society today. We do it on both the political left and right, in our churches and community groups, by finger-pointing and punishing. We are… Continue Reading Breaking the Cycle of Violence

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

the Mendicant, Spring 2020, Vol. 10, No. 2

Click here to read Spring 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “A Liminal Time” by Richard Rohr, OFM “A Liminal Place” by Kirsten Oates “A Reflection” by James Finley “A Legacy of Generosity” “Voices from Our Community on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Liminal Space Saturday, May 2, 2020 Summary: Sunday, April 26 — Friday, May 1, 2020 Liminal space is where we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. (Sunday) Hardly anything turns out the way you expected it to, and you’re frequently ready to write… Continue Reading Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Seeing Beyond Ourselves

Liminal Space Seeing Beyond Ourselves Friday, May 1, 2020 After decades of observation, I can honestly say that the United States is a ritually starved culture. We are too easily satisfied with making a sign of the cross or blowing out candles on our birthday cake. True rituals create liminal space (from the Latin word… Continue Reading Seeing Beyond Ourselves

Reconnecting with the Unconscious

Liminal Space Reconnecting with the Unconscious Thursday, April 30, 2020 My friend John Philip Newell is a poet and scholar who believes in the transformative power of Celtic Christian spirituality to support us in our era. The ancient Celts made great use of liminal times and places to integrate the “paired opposites” of which the… Continue Reading Reconnecting with the Unconscious

The Liminal Paradox

Liminal Space The Liminal Paradox Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Sheryl Fullerton, an editor and author with whom I have worked for many years, received a cancer diagnosis two years ago which required a difficult surgery. Like many individuals who are on earnest spiritual journeys, she allowed the painful and challenging experience to transform and guide… Continue Reading The Liminal Paradox

Dark Liminality

Liminal Space Dark Liminality Tuesday, April 28, 2020 When I am in that darkness, I do not remember anything about anything human. —Angela of Foligno (1248–1309) After working as a physician and bioethicist for decades, Living School alumna and chair of the CAC Board LaVera Crawley became a hospital chaplain and spiritual companion for patients… Continue Reading Dark Liminality

The Presence of Spirit

Liminal Space The Presence of Spirit Monday, April 27, 2020 Many things can bring us to the “threshold” of our ordinary ways of thinking and behaving, but even good rituals are merely “stand-ins” until Reality itself, often in the form of great love or great suffering, steps in and changes us forever. My friend Paula… Continue Reading The Presence of Spirit

Between Two Worlds

Liminal Space Between Two Worlds Sunday, April 26, 2020 Liminal space is an inner state and sometimes an outer situation where we can begin to think and act in new ways. It is where we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. We usually… Continue Reading Between Two Worlds

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