“Deers Cry” by St. Patrick

I love this song, lyrics are shown too. Sung by Ireland's Rita Connolly"The Deer's Cry", attributed to St Patrick, is known by several names: "The Breastplate of St Patrick" and "Lorica" to mention two. It is a beautiful prayer celebrating a God who lives with his children, guiding them, sheltering them, strengthening them. A God who is with us and in us through his Creation. In 1994 Irish composer Shaun Davey put a section of the Breastplate to some wonderful music in his CD "The Pilgrim". … [Read more...]

The Change that Changes Everything by Richard Rohr

Matt Sholler asked me to write a bit about the connection between the emotional sobriety I wrote about last time, and our ongoing message of contemplation. That is easy to do.You see, contemplation is not first of all about being religious, introverted, or pious—it is about being emotionally and mentally honest! Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to IDENTIFY WITH or FEED what are only passing shows.  It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism, or any egoic c … [Read more...]