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Tag Archives: silence

Holy Listening: Weekly Summary

Jesus says people who live the vulnerable life of connection and relationship will bear much fruit. Continue Reading Holy Listening: Weekly Summary

The Gift of Deep Listening

The way we listen can allow the other person to bring forth what is true and alive to them. Continue Reading The Gift of Deep Listening

Standing Still

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

Silence Is Preferable

Silence is at the very foundation of all reality. Continue Reading Silence Is Preferable

Silence

Contemplation is nothing other than a secret, peaceful, loving inflow of God. Continue Reading Silence

Rediscovering the Common Good: Weekly Summary

Rediscovering the Common Good Saturday, November 6, 2021 Week Forty-Four Summary and Practice Sunday, October 31—Friday, November 5, 2021 Sunday For centuries we have been content to patch up holes temporarily (making ourselves feel benevolent) while in fact maintaining the institutional structures that created the holes to begin with (disempowering those on the margins). Now… Continue Reading Rediscovering the Common Good: Weekly Summary

Finding Presence

Doorways to Christian Contemplation Finding Presence Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Chanting is one of the most traditional methods of contemplation. While some traditions repeat a single word or sound, Benedictine and Gregorian chant within the Christian tradition draw their inspiration from the Psalms. Cynthia Bourgeault describes how chant works as a contemplative method. She is… Continue Reading Finding Presence

Trauma and Silence

Trauma and Healing Trauma and Silence Thursday, May 6, 2021 Today I share a contemplative poem from CAC friend and writer Felicia Murrell. Felicia’s words combine a deep awareness of God’s presence while clearly naming the collective trauma of police brutality and lynchings. It is worth remembering, as Black liberation theologian James Cone (1938–2018) points… Continue Reading Trauma and Silence

Communion of Saints: Weekly Summary

Communion of Saints Saturday, March 13, 2021 Summary and Practice Sunday, March 7—Friday, March 12, 2021 Sunday Together the living form with the dead one community of memory and hope, a holy people touched with the fire of the Spirit, summoned to go forth as companions bringing the face of divine compassion into everyday life.… Continue Reading Communion of Saints: Weekly Summary

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action Saturday, November 28, 2020 Summary: Sunday, November 22—Friday, November 27, 2020 During my sabbatical in Merton’s hermitage, the world, my own issues and hurts, all my goals and desires gradually dissolved and fell into proper perspective. God became obvious and ever present. (Sunday) The contemplative life is not, and cannot… Continue Reading Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

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