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Tag Archives: nature

A Sacramental Reality: Weekly Summary

The bread and the wine together are stand-ins for the very elements of the universe. Continue Reading A Sacramental Reality: Weekly Summary

Sacramental Vision

The more we cultivate intimacy with the natural world, the more we discover about God’s presence. Continue Reading Sacramental Vision

A Promise for All Creation

We are Easter people, and we are called to celebrate the whole earth as the body of Christ. Continue Reading A Promise for All Creation

Pruning Open the True Self

God yearns for us to live wholeheartedly as the beautiful, beloved individuals we are created to be. Continue Reading Pruning Open the True Self

A Part of Nature

In the contemplation of the earth, I know that I am surrounded by the love of God. Continue Reading A Part of Nature

Restoring Relationships

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. Continue Reading Restoring Relationships

Sensing Nature

Contemplating Creation Sensing Nature Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Fr. Richard explores how a creation-centered spirituality offers a natural openness to the type of sensing that comes from contemplation: Creation spirituality reveals our human arrogance, and maybe that’s why we are afraid of it. Maybe that’s why we’re afraid to believe that God has spoken to… Continue Reading Sensing Nature

The Dance of Life

Contemplating Creation The Dance of Life Monday, October 11, 2021 Indigenous People’s Day Father Richard views Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) as a prime example of someone who discovered within himself the universal connectedness of creation. Francis addressed animals and nature as spiritual beings who are part of reality’s harmony. [1] Today, we share wisdom about… Continue Reading The Dance of Life

Contemplating Creation

Contemplating Creation Contemplating Creation Sunday, October 10, 2021 Praise the Lord from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling God’s word; Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and winged fowl; Let them praise the name of the Lord, For God’s name alone is exalted; God’s glory… Continue Reading Contemplating Creation

A Loving Partnership

Francis and the Animals A Loving Partnership Friday, October 8, 2021 If you wish to know the Creator, come to know his creatures. —St. Columban, Sermon 1 Scholar Edward Sellner has traced the influence of early Celtic spirituality to places throughout the world, including Francis of Assisi’s area of Italy.   This sense of kinship… Continue Reading A Loving Partnership

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