8/3/17 4:40 PM
Carl Bloch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I have thought of the Transfiguration as a gift of Jesus to Peter, James and John. Life had been pretty good for them thus far; miracles in abundance, attention was being paid to the poor, to the not-so-important. But life was going to get challenging and very difficult. They...Read More...
7/26/17 12:00 AM
The Gospel of Matthew for this Sunday is speaking of a treasure buried in the field, a pearl of great price, and a dragnet full of fish; all things hidden and mysterious; as is the Kingdom of God.
The mystery and inner quality of the interior life is a lifetime search for those who seek the spiritual life. Talking to God;...Read More...
7/21/17 10:17 AM
“Stop thinking about yourself and just observe. Allow yourself to feel at peace. Pay attention to your breathing. Start noticing things. Reflect on them.”
These instructions seem less like a prayer and more like a mantra. Yet, these are the keys to connecting with nature, at least according to master beekeeper and gardener...Read More...
7/10/17 7:05 PM
7/3/17 7:11 PM
This Fourth of July, it's no secret that our nation and our world are fragmented. Yet, as we face a multitude of issues ranging from environmental harm to travel bans, July 4th is a time to also reflect on truth, nobility, justice, loveliness, purity, and excellence. After all, those elements do exist; they even stand as...Read More...
6/20/17 7:26 PM
Image c/o Fr. Felix Hernandez, OP
The Church does not seem to want to give into ordinary time following Easter for what follows the end the Easter Sundays is the Ascension (celebrated on Sunday in some places), Pentecost and the feast of Corpus Christi. Now I know ordinary time refers to numbering, but for me it also refers...Read More...
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The stories and thoughts we share here are to help bring wholeness, life, and joy to all areas of your life. Here, you’ll find everything from Gospel reflections to advice on how to better serve others, pray more deeply, make time for yourself, and care for our beautiful Earth. These are ideas for service, mindfulness, and spirituality that we love, and that we hope will help nourish you every day.