Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality

What is monastic spirituality and what might it offer us and the world today? Author Carl McColman has written a beautiful new book that, while focusing on one particular order of monasticism, the Cistercians, reveals the very heart and soul of monastic life and practice. In doing so, he presents a radically counter-cultural expression of living in [Read More…]

Michael Yankoski: Three Ways to Embrace The Sacred This Year

by Michael Yankoski Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God; But only those who see, take off their shoes. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning Being oblivious to the Sacred is endemic these days. Amidst our drive by, fly by, shop-till-you-drop frenzy of a world, most of us have conditioned our capacity for attentiveness, [Read More…]

Nared and Filfin Contemplate the Mind of God

One of my favorite story-tellers, Mark Yaconelli, shares a remarkable conversation between his daughter’s two homemade dolls about God. See if it doesn’t set you off on some deep theological thinking today … [Read more…]