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Tag Archives: St. Bonaventure

God Must Belong Too

Everything Belongs: Week 1 God Must Belong Too Tuesday, November 29, 2016 All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas [or Richard or Joan or Sam] or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs… Continue Reading God Must Belong Too

Perfection of Wholeness

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 2 Perfection of Wholeness Thursday, July 28, 2016 Last week we explored Jesus’ familiar exhortation, most often translated as “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” A much better translation might be “be merciful.” Only God is perfect. But we can participate in God’s perfect mercy, God’s all-inclusive and impartial… Continue Reading Perfection of Wholeness

Richard of St. Victor

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Richard of St. Victor Tuesday, July 14, 2015 My beloved contemplative teacher, St. Bonaventure (1221-1274) owes many of his insights to Richard of St. Victor (1123-1173) who shortly preceded him. Richard was born in Scotland, but we know little of his early life. At some point he enrolled as… Continue Reading Richard of St. Victor

God Creates Things that Create Themselves

Creation God Create Things that Create Themselves Monday, January 26, 2015 In Romans 8:22, Paul says, “From the beginning until now, the entire creation as we know it has been groaning in one great act of giving birth.” That is a very feminine notion of creation, giving birth slowly through labor pains. It complements Genesis’… Continue Reading God Creates Things that Create Themselves

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