Tag Archives: Monastic Spirituality

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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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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LENT: A Time To Surrender What Is Most False

“Repent” means “change the direction in which you are looking for happiness.” The call to repentance is the invitation to take stock of our emotional programs for happiness based on instinctual needs and to change them. This is the fundamental … Continue reading

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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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LENTEN PRACTICE – A Call To The Center

The MIND BELL is an App available from the Google Play Store or from Apple, if you have an iPhone. It’s a Free download and it works very well.  As a Lenten Practice, you can set it to Gong every … Continue reading

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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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Trusting In God’s Mercy

I want to write to you about all the craziness that is going on in our world today. There are so many problems with the weather going on around our world. Some don’t believe it’s anything out of the ordinary. … Continue reading

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The WEEDS In Our Garden

Todays e-Course Lesson asks us about the Weeds that have insinuated themselves into our Spiritual Gardens where Christ alone is meant to dwell with us.  The most threatening of these weeds for those challenged by illness and pain is the Belief … Continue reading

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DAY 18 – How Should One Pray?

Abba Macarius was asked, “How should one pray?” The old man said, “There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say, ‘Lord, as you will, and as you know, … Continue reading

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