Tag Archives: Contemplative Prayer

A Long Silence

Indeed… It has been a long silence. Not an intentional silence, but rather a silence imposed by a series of circumstances which began on October 1st, and set off a most unfortunate chain of events which greatly impacted my health … Continue reading

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Litany to the Sacred Heart

I created this Litany many years ago for YouTube so you will see where we use to be called the Hermits of St. Giles. Now, of course we are named Hermits of the Holy Cross which more closely reflects our … Continue reading

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Journey Toward the Incarnate Christ

I keep looking for ways to try to heal and move forward living with my disability, Proteus Syndrome. But, It’€™s been difficult for me to accept this disability and embrace it, even after 57 years of living. This is my … Continue reading

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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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Contemplative Psalmody

“How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord God of Hosts!” “Oh God, be gracious and bless us…” “Why are you cast down my soul; why groan within me?”  After years of praying the Psalms of the Divine Office (excerpts above), … Continue reading

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