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Sarah Coakley on Thomas Merton: The Climate of Monastic Prayer
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the last book Thomas Merton completed before his death, Liturgical Press has brought out a new edition. The book is The Climate of Monastic Prayer, which has... Read more
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The Self, Self-Esteem, and Dying to Self: Contemplative Spirituality...
A reader of this blog named John wrote to me a while back and asked this question: In your opinion, what role does self worth play in faith and from where does self worth come? Since it's a broad... Read more
by Carl McColman | Carl McColman
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Why Are the Mystics So... Weird?!?
One thing I love about the mystics is just how weird they are. Obviously, there are mystics who see visions, who hear voices, who smell beautiful aromas that no one else can smell, that sort of... Read more
by Carl McColman | Carl McColman
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The Slowing: On the Contemplative Gift of Poetry
Today's guest post is by Mark S. Burrows, translator of Rilke's Prayers of a Young Poet. My life is not this steep hour in which you see me hurrying so. I am the tree standing before what I once... Read more
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What's in a (Sacred) Story? Meditating on the Mysteries of Your Faith
To be a mystic is to be the explorer of both Divine and human mysteries (which corresponds to Jesus's two essential teachings, "Love God" and "Love your neighbors"). We often think that the... Read more
by Carl McColman | Carl McColman
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Secrets of the Sacred Heart
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus occurs every year on the Friday after the Feast of Corpus Christi. In 2018, that means it falls on June 8. Before I became a Catholic, I thought... Read more
by Carl McColman | Carl McColman
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