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Tag Archives: prayer

Gratefulness: Weekly Summary

Our lives have been given to us as a sacred trust. Continue Reading Gratefulness: Weekly Summary

An Ordinary Prayer

Franciscanism is a spirituality of the people. Continue Reading An Ordinary Prayer

A Spirituality of Imperfection: Weekly Summary

Perfection seems to emerge from how we handle the imperfection that is everywhere, especially in ourselves. Continue Reading A Spirituality of Imperfection: Weekly Summary

The Second Journey

What looks like falling can largely be experienced as falling upward and onward, into a broader and deeper world. Continue Reading The Second Journey

Suffering: Weekly Summary

Suffering can make us very bitter and cause us to shut down, or it can make us wise, compassionate, and utterly open. Continue Reading Suffering: Weekly Summary

Twentieth-Century Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

People who know God well—mystics, hermits, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator. Continue Reading Twentieth-Century Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

Standing Still

True silence is a key to the immense and flaming heart of God. Continue Reading Standing Still

Judaism: Hasidic Mystics: Weekly Summary

God is not only the creator of earth and heaven. God is also the One who created delight and joy. Continue Reading Judaism: Hasidic Mystics: Weekly Summary

Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

When we named our organization the Center for Action and Contemplation, I was just being a good Franciscan. Continue Reading Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

The Holy Spirit: Weekly Summary

There is an Inner Reminder and Rememberer who holds together all the disparate and fragmented parts of our lives. Continue Reading The Holy Spirit: Weekly Summary

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