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Science: Old and New: Weekly Summary

Science: Old and New Summary: Sunday, November 3 — Friday, November 8, 2019 Like never before in history, this generation has at its disposal new and wonderful evidence from science, confirming the presence and power of what many of us would call A Very Insistent and Persistent Love at the heart of all creation. (Sunday)… Continue Reading Science: Old and New: Weekly Summary

Reciprocity

Science: Old and New Reciprocity Friday, November 8, 2019 I’ve always had a special affection for trees, especially the centenarian cottonwood tree at the Center for Action and Contemplation here in Albuquerque. Science is discovering that trees have much to teach us. In her book Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer—a botanist, professor, and member of… Continue Reading Reciprocity

Senses Unfamiliar

Ways of Knowing Senses Unfamiliar Friday, October 18, 2019 One of the gifts of Native traditions is their openness to wisdom from many avenues beyond rational thought—community, ancestors, dance, drumming, nature, and symbols that speak deeply to the unconscious. I am humbled to learn from our Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo brothers and sisters here in… Continue Reading Senses Unfamiliar

Franciscan Way: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Franciscan Way: Part Two Summary: Sunday, October 6—Friday, October 11, 2019 This is the miracle of love: to discover that all creation is one, flung out into space by a God who is a Father, and that if you present yourself as [God] does, unarmed and peaceably, creation will recognize and meet you with a… Continue Reading Franciscan Way: Part Two: Weekly Summary

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

The First Bible

Christ Since the Beginning The First Bible Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Sacred writings are bound in two volumes—that of creation and that of Holy Scripture. —Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) [1] Ever since God created the world, God’s everlasting power and deity—however invisible—have been there for the mind to see in the things God has made. —Romans… Continue Reading The First Bible

All Things New

Death and Resurrection: Week 1 All Things New Sunday, November 18, 2018 Behold, I make all things new. —Revelation 21:5 As I’ve recently faced my own mortality through cancer once again, I’ve been comforted by others who have experienced loss and aging with fearless grace. Over the next few days I’ll share some of their… Continue Reading All Things New

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Summary: Sunday, August 5-Friday, August 10, 2018 I want to emphasize contemplative insights and practices that help us heal our sense of separation and isolation, experience connection and community, and awaken a sense of responsibility for all beings. (Sunday) Even in early, primal religion, we can see the idea of this… Continue Reading Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

At Home in the World

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality At Home in the World Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Much of indigenous spirituality exists on the edges of society without validation or integration from the government and popular culture (though it is often appropriated for commercial or selfish purposes). Native lands were largely invaded by Christian colonizers. Native peoples were forced… Continue Reading At Home in the World

The Natural World: Week 2 Summary

The Natural World: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, March 11-Friday, March 16, 2018 Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things. —Pope Francis (Sunday) Hildegard lived inside an entire cosmology, a universe where the inner shows itself in the outer, and the outer reflects the inner,… Continue Reading The Natural World: Week 2 Summary

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