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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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Hit the Reset Button

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Hit the Reset Button

By Syndie Eardly   Put this at the top of your 2017 resolution list: I promise to hit the reset button every morning. Hitting the reset button means starting fresh every day, believing that you are loved unconditionally by the Great Creator, completely forgiven for everything in the past, and invited once again to participate in the ongoing creation with a fresh spirit. Many of our greatest spiritual teachers have offered us a perspective on fresh beginnings. Ralph Waldo Emerson penned this sage advice: “Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders...

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Heart Giving

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Heart Giving

Heart Giving

Whenever you give, give from the heart! In this season of self-conscious generosity, we tend to see gifts as things, something that can be wrapped and ribboned; something tangible. Although very often the most appreciated gifts are those that cannot be unwrapped and opened, seen or touched. Easiest to see in older folks who already have enough stuff, but crave a bit of attention. Someone to listen to their memories, to cherish their stories, to offer them a time of company in their loneliness. But children also need (and can be taught to appreciate) the attention and companionship of adults...

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Retreat Ahead

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Retreat Ahead

Retreat Ahead

A dear friend reminds me occasionally that what she calls “nun-speak” or “sister-speak” is not clear to the average layperson. For example when we say “slide” meaning the cafeteria counter where food is set out for selection, all kinds of images may come to mind, but probably not the one that we intend. Come to think of it the English language is like that a lot—many words need context to give them clarity, and context comes from history and use. So, to the subject of this blog… the word “retreat” needs clarification on both sides. When a sister or woman religious...

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Let innocence arise

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Let innocence arise

I have often shared the story that on a summer day in my childhood, walking down a country road in Ohio, I experienced a moment of profound enlightenment. I did not know it at the time. I had no words for such things at the age of 10. But as my life deteriorated into anxiety and depression, I pointed to that moment and said to myself, “If I could get back to that moment, I know I would be healed.” So I began the search for that glorious reality that my soul experienced at the age of 10. I longed to return to the inner experience of a childhood summer of freedom and play, openness and...

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