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One Loving Heart Sets Another on Fire

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

One Loving Heart Sets Another on Fire

Sister Cheryl Keehner’s Blog It’s summer time. In the darkness of night, the light from fireworks and campfires draw us together. We see the world differently. We discover friendships. We share delight and intimacies. We are thrilled. We are warmed. We make memories and can’t wait until the next time we celebrate “Brother Fire” who St. Francis describes as “beautiful and gay…full of power and strength.” The experience of awe in the presence of fire is as old as life itself. Fire has been seen as a sign of the presence of the Divine. Spiritual writers often write on an...

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What I have learned about faith, prayer and God from my little backyard garden

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

What I have learned about faith, prayer and God from my little backyard garden

Betsy Nero’s Blog There is a time for everything, a season for every purpose under heaven: a season to be born and a season to die; a season to plant and a season to harvest…                                                                                                 Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 I have often said that my prayer life is strongest from May to October. When I have the opportunity to be working in my yard I experience deep contentment. Often I’ll go to my parents’ house to...

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Love Wins

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Love Wins

Love Wins

Every lover needs a lovee. Some say that’s why God created … the Universe, Earth, all living things, us. The miracle of true love occurs when the lovee becomes lover and the dance of partnership makes it impossible to tell which is which. The two exchange roles as stars twinkle and it doesn’t matter which is which, Love wins. In our dualistic world, the first encounter that could potentially lead to love, often involves the “lover” as the more powerful or active role: I’m remembering a scene from my childhood: a six-year-old me in a brand new neighborhood standing in my new...

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God’s Will in Discernment

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on God’s Will in Discernment

God’s Will in Discernment

God’s Will in Discernment In many conversations of the spiritual nature, I’ve heard the topic of God’s will. So many times it is a person discerning and they say something like, “I just want to do God’s will, but I don’t know what it is.” What comes next is some conversation about wanting to make the right decision or chose the right thing.  It also seems to me there is the expectation that “I have to get it right.” This scenario has bothered me for a long time because it seems to exclude free will, a gift given by God to all humanity. What I hear is a need to figure out...

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The Path of Transformation

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

The Path of Transformation

By Ginny May Schiros: The turning of the seasons is inevitable now, and Winter rolls into Spring. This is the story of our transformation too in the heart of Divine Love.  We can long day and night for the change in ourselves to come. We can be impatient when it seems to be too difficult or full of pain. We can tire or lose sight of the goal. What we can know for sure, though, is that in the end–or maybe sooner–no matter what our limited understanding can imagine, we will be transformed. There is a story about this that my mother once taught me as a small child. She didn’t know...

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A Heritage of Wonder and Adventure

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

A Heritage of Wonder and Adventure

by Carol Kandiko, CSA Waking up each morning has always been a slow process for me. Lately it seems to be taking longer and longer, culminating in the moment when my mug of coffee and I sit before the lit candle and sink into a posture of prayer. I am blessed to open windows of insight each day though a variety of books that companion me through the year. Currently I am rereading Coleman Barks’ A Year with Rumi for the third time. Some mysteries take a long time to seep into one’s psyche. And a new discovery that I am finding both comforting and challenging is An Almanac for the Soul:...

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