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THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE

Despondency – Introduction from Fr. Tryphon‘s blog from the monastery of All-Merciful Savior which is on Vashon Island, just off the coast of Washington, whose Blog you can visit here:  https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2019/09/despondency-7 Fr. Tryphon (referenced above) in his morning offering, expressed … Continue reading

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Loneliness Dissipates

Many in our society today are slowly dying, not from something that’s physically discernible yet it has the energy to cause physical scars. loneliness. We are social beings. We are intended to be social. The majority of us have grown … 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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Suffering as Prayer

One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates … Continue reading

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Holding On To Christ

I keep looking for ways to try to heal and move forward living with my disability, Proteus Syndrome. It still remains difficult for me to accept this disability and embrace it. This is my Cross€. I have always tried my … Continue reading

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A helper close at hand in times of distress

““And when Jesus saw their faith He said to the paralytic, “Child your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5) I at times reflect about how I see my role in the Church which is the family of God and what it … 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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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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