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December 05, 2014
Do Contemplatives Need Bible Software?
Is the Bible a textbook, or a legal code, or a love letter? I suppose...
December 04, 2014
Today is a wonderful day to be silent. If you have never taken time to...
November 17, 2014
Timothy Keller Gets Contemplation Wrong
Timothy Keller, the popular New York City Presbyterian pastor and author of several bestselling books,...
October 28, 2014
Talking about Silence: An Interview with Patrick Shen
Indie filmmaker Patrick Shen has made several award-winning documentaries, including Flight From Death (2003), a...
October 26, 2014
Mary and Martha are Sisters
A sermon preached at First Baptist Church, Springfield, Ohio, on October 26, 2014 Scripture: Luke 10:38-42...
September 28, 2014
Our Choices Determine Who We Are
A reflection given at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Artane, Dublin, Ireland, on September 28, 2014 Scripture: Ezekiel 18:25-28,...
September 18, 2014
Rhiannon’s Vigil and Funeral
On Thursday, September 11, a vigil for Rhiannon Gladelle Wilburn took place at Wages and...
September 16, 2014
Completing the Hospice Journey
Back in May, I wrote a post about my daughter's decision to enter in-home hospice...
August 20, 2014
Elaine A. Heath is a true friend of contemplation. She recognizes the vital importance of bringing...
August 14, 2014
“Empty yourself completely and sit waiting”
I sometimes get asked if contemplative prayer is "really Christian." When someone asks that question,...
August 08, 2014
A Beautiful New Bible and a Contemplative Request
Today I wrote a letter to Adam Lewis Greene, who is known for his wonderful...
July 30, 2014
The Hidden Tradition of Christian Mysticism
Karl Rahner, one of the most renowned Christian theologians of the twentieth century, once famously...
July 30, 2014
Lectio Divina Every Day
"Love for Jesus is fed by constant meditation on the Gospels." — Michael Casey, OCSO...
July 29, 2014
Beatrice of Nazareth: Seven Manners of Divine Love
Today is the feast day of one of the lesser known of Cistercian blesseds (and...
July 27, 2014
Jesus, following the law of his people, instructed his followers to "love your neighbor as yourself."...
July 16, 2014
“Prologue 9”? What does that mean, pray tell? It’s an allusion to the Rule of...
July 04, 2014
Monastic Life from the Inside
Recently I have read two wonderful books that offer a glimpse into the life of...
June 01, 2014
“That God’s Love Might Live in Us” — A Few Lovely Words from Thomas Merton
I've been re-reading Thomas Merton's The Waters of Siloe for a class I'm teaching at...
May 19, 2014
Living with Hospice
Today is my stepdaughter Rhiannon's 29th birthday. It's always a sweet day, but today is...
May 10, 2014
A Prayer for the Morning
Beautiful God, Blessed Trinity, I thank you for the gift of this new day. O...
April 16, 2014
Finding Faith in Midlife
Talk about a trip down memory lane. Richard Cole's Catholic By Choice: Why I Embraced...
March 31, 2014
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Blessed are the peacemakers, and today I want to celebrate two such persons in particular....
March 20, 2014
Spirituality for the Second Half of Life… and Beyond
It's been almost three years now since the release of Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A...
March 14, 2014
The Silence of the Heart
In its very last paragraph, Norris J. Chumley describes Be Still and Know, his new...
March 04, 2014
The Choices We Make Determine Who We Are
This morning I was reading St. John of the Cross, and came across this passage....
February 18, 2014
Concerning Contemplative Prayer and Spiritual Xenophobia
Contemplative spirituality is a spirituality in which, in the words of Richard Rohr, "everything belongs."...
February 03, 2014
Sometimes When I Sit in Silence…
Contemplative prayer — the prayer of sitting in silence, waiting in faith and trust on...
January 22, 2014
Seven Books I Hope to Read in 2014
Are you looking for a book or two to read, on the topics of contemplation...
January 09, 2014
Requiem for a Trappist Monk
Rest in peace, Father Luke Kot. Father Luke died tonight, at the age of 102....
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