For Those Who Walked With Us

Great reflection and artwork for All-Souls Day: The Painted Prayerbook: Jan Richardson…

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Considering a Retreat with Desert Rain?

The desert is a most peculiar place to encounter God. It was in the desert wilderness in which Yahweh led Israel to the promised land with bridal affection. It was to the desert places that Jesus was drawn to have communion with the Father. The Holy Spirit drove the ancient monastic fathers and mothers into…

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A Parable of Community

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Who Are the Ruined?

“The Ruined” are those countless ones throughout the ages who have encountered the presence of the living God to such an extent that they are “ruined” for the things of this world. They can never return for any extended time to what was formerly known as “normal life.”

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Forgiving Reality

Here’s a great reflection from Richard Rohr: Forgiveness of Reality: Daily Meditation from Richard Rohr…

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The Prayer of the Heart

It seems there is a dialogue in the New Testament surrounding spiritual formation in becoming Christlike. One voice urges the follower to emulate Christ’s footsteps and virtues through willful discipline, while the other voice advocates that it’s the reality of the indwelling Spirit that forms Christ within us. In other words, we don’t become someone else: we become the child of God we’ve always been, “before the creation of the world.”

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Real Friendship

“Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.” – John O’Donohue,  from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom…

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An Offensive Mercy

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A Franciscan Blessing

A dangerous prayer and sentiment, but absolutely necessary for the spiritual journey, for intellectual honesty, and most of all–to becoming authentic people:   -A Franciscan Benediction May God bless you with discomfort At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships So that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger At…

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