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Tag Archives: Matthew Fox

Contemplation Creates Compassion

Compassion Contemplation Creates Compassion Sunday, September 26, 2021 A practice of contemplation is one of the surest ways to develop the virtue of compassion—for both ourselves and others. Father Richard speaks to how this loving gaze is developed between ourselves and God. Much of the early work of contemplation is discovering a way to observe… Continue Reading Contemplation Creates Compassion

A Wisdom for Our Time

All Will Be Well A Wisdom for Our Time Thursday, April 8, 2021 I believe it is a loss to our Christian heritage that Julian’s mystical teachings have not received more widespread hearing. Matthew Fox points out that she was in many ways ahead of her time. Her voice and writings were sidelined by a… Continue Reading A Wisdom for Our Time

A Mystic for Our Times

All Will Be Well A Mystic for Our Times Monday, April 5, 2021 My friend Matthew Fox published a book during the COVID-19 pandemic about Julian of Norwich. I love Julian’s teachings because she focuses on God’s infinite love, goodness, and mercy. Even during the Black Death (bubonic plague) in which perhaps a third of… Continue Reading A Mystic for Our Times

“Mothering” God

Incarnation “Mothering” God Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas, Feast of the Incarnation Here, in time, we are celebrating the eternal birth which God the Father bore and bears unceasingly in eternity, because this same birth is now born in time, in human nature. St. Augustine says, “What does it avail me that this birth is… Continue Reading “Mothering” God

Listening for the Genuine

Interspiritual Mystics Listening for the Genuine Friday, August 9, 2019 Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki I’m encouraged by the rediscovery of the broad and deep contemplative mind, which for the first two thousand years of Christianity had largely been limited to monks, women religious, and mystics. It is not our metaphysics (“what is real”)… Continue Reading Listening for the Genuine

Cultivating Mysticism

Interspiritual Mystics Cultivating Mysticism Thursday, August 8, 2019 Deep down, each one of us is a mystic. When we tap into that energy we become alive again and we give birth. From the creativity that we release is born the prophetic vision and work that we all aspire to realize as our gift to the… Continue Reading Cultivating Mysticism

Home Base

Wisdom Lineage Summary Home Base Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Your own wisdom lineage may be similar to or different from mine. My primary experience has been as a Franciscan in the Roman Catholic Church. This does not mean I can’t understand or appreciate other traditions—as I’ve demonstrated this year—but it does give me a place… Continue Reading Home Base

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part I Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for several Dominican houses. My fellow Living School faculty member, James Finley, suggests this engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part I

Deep Ecumenism

The Wisdom Tradition Deep Ecumenism Friday, January 9, 2015 Although I am clearly a Catholic, I would hope that my brothers and sisters from other denominations and faiths would also find much to guide and inspire them in what we will try to say this year. The ecumenical character and future of religion is becoming… Continue Reading Deep Ecumenism

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