3-19-2013 7-33-19 PM

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“Contemplation is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the essence of a renewed humanity that is capable of seeing the world and other subjects in the world with freedom – freedom from self-oriented, acquisitive habits and the distorted understanding that comes from them. To put it boldly, contemplation is the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world that our financial systems and our advertising culture and our chaotic and unexamined emotions encourage us to inhabit. To learn contemplative practice is to learn what we need so as to live truthfully and honestly and lovingly. It is a deeply revolutionary matter.”

-Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

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12-5-2013 4-57-28 PM

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Jesus is Still “Ghetto”

On the cross, we see an immense miracle—the death of God. As long as we refuse to follow Christ into this humility and forgiveness, our world’s history will be violent, and our personal stories will be identities defined by conflict and opposition.

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Philippines Relief

Our prayers go out in solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Donations for relief work are tangible prayers. We’ve known the people at Mercy In Action for many years, and they’ve been doing great work there for years, and we’re thankful they made it through safely. Check them out at the link below, and…

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Glimpses Around the Community

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On Passing a Graveyard

A reflection for All Souls/Saints Day along with a poem that the late John O’Donohue wrote. Enjoy: For All Soul’s Day…

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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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Monkdrums.com is live

The monkdrums.com and www.facebook.com/monkdrums websites are live. Wow these sites take a lot of work to put up! Be praying for us that we can make good drums and do a good job marketing them. It would be great to be able to provide some craftsman and administrative jobs to this area of New Mexico…

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