Tag Archives: Hermit

THE TRIP

Up until the time I was 30 years old, I loved to travel. Jumping on a jet with a suitcase was as natural as a ride in my car. Packing was a cinch. And I could fall asleep easily on … Continue reading

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A Rule of Peace

I read an article this morning from and on-line website called, Truth and Charity Forum. As a Benedictine Oblate, I was moved by the Author’s insights into The Rule of St. Benedict regarding Peace. Everything about the Rule speaks to … Continue reading

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A Vocation to Embrace Suffering

A Vocation to Embrace Suffering – How can such a Calling possibly be Realized, Fully Accepted, and Lived Out by Anyone who is of Sound Mind and is in a state of basic Psychological wholeness and Emotional wellness? This is … 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 Jonas58 by Thomas Merton

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A SIMPLE LENTEN PRACTICE

In The Rule of St. Benedict it is written of the Monks that all of their life is meant to be lived as one continual Lent. But, that during the actual Season of Lent, an additional Practice is to be … Continue reading

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Hermit Solidarity and Community

Chronic Illness and Pain can often cause isolation even for Hermits.  Yes we value our Solitude, but we need to know we have companions along the way, just like anyone else.  The Early Desert Fathers and Mothers also had this … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN MEDITATION SESSION

Greetings to All –  Today is the Day to Begin Again… Although I have my infirmities and pains to contend with, nonetheless, within my heart I align myself with God for the highest good of all suffering beings.  I practice … Continue reading

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Your Suffering Has Meaning

For all who study and teach Scripture, our encounter with the Living Word will bear fruit in the lives of countless others. by: Bro. Mark I have been contemplating that God actually helps others through me when I study and … Continue reading

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Contemplating The Paranormal

Greetings to You, I am sorry for not writing sooner. I have been somewhat in a slump these last couple of months. I have not been inspired to do much of anything productive . I wait for that spark to … Continue reading

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