Category Archives: Thoughts in Solitude

Wholeness Is Holiness

“So they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to … Continue reading

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God of Gladness and Tranquility by b.Mark

“To rest in the Lord and to see his joy is like a banquet, and full of gladness and tranquility.” St. Ambrose The Hermits of the Holy Cross would like to express thanks to Richard, Roberta and Caryn Therese for … Continue reading

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Reunited by b.Mark

If we want to resemble Christ Jesus we should follow his example found in the Gospels and in the letters in the New Testament. We are called to imitate the love of Christ. He welcomed the stranger, the alien. He … Continue reading

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Calendar Religion or Religion of the Spirit?

April will be a month of Catholic Holy Days starting with Palm Sunday.  Catholics and Christians everywhere will be planning which Holy Day Services they will be attending, and who will be coming over for Easter Dinner. In my meditation … Continue reading

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The Sign of Jonas60 by Thomas Merton

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The Sign of Jonas59 by Thomas Merton

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HOPE – The Perceivable Grace

“Why are you cast down, my Soul.  Why groan within me?  HOPE in God; I will Praise Him still….”                     (PS 43:5) Yesterday, I spoke of a perceptible emptiness I called, Faith.  Today, it’s all about HOPE. I believe as Christians … Continue reading

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The Sign of Jonas58 by Thomas Merton

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The Sign of Jonas57 by Thomas Merton

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WATER

Earlier this week, I posted a blog about entering into one’s actions consciously, rather than from learned behavior patterns automatically performed from habit; reactive conditioned behaviors proceeding from the ego- portion of our conscious Mind, if you will.  Well, it … Continue reading

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