Rend Your Hearts, Not Your Garments

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St. Benedict says that “The life of a monastic ought to be a continuous Lent” (Chapter 49:1) not just during the season of Lent.  What do you think he means by this?  Is his main focus on outer practices such as fasting, rising very early, extra prayer and so on or is it something else? 

March 01, 2015 Read More

Here I Am

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“I would say that the subject who says ‘Here I am’ bears witness to the Infinite.  It is this witness, whose truth is neither representational nor perceptual, that produces the revelation of the Infinite.  It is through this witness that the very glory of the Infinite glorifies itself” (Born From the

February 16, 2015 Read More

Mary's Yes

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2014 On this fourth Sunday of Advent we are given the gospel of the Annunciation.  With this amazing story we are invited into the ‘horizon’ of Mary’s experience. Mary’s horizon of experience was dramatically changed through her encounter with the angel, the messenger of God, and this encounter of hers now lingers in our present horizon of experience

December 21, 2014 Read More

The Mission of St John the Baptist

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The Third Sunday of Advent 2014GaudeteSunday…rejoice…for God is coming…out of the darkness, out of the impossible comes the gift of God…his life given fully in his Son and thus given to us… 
The gospel for this third Sunday of Advent once again centers on John the Baptist.  This time the context is different and the focus of John’s gospel is on the question ‘who are you’

December 21, 2014 Read More

The In-Breaking of Divine Life

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Chronos-Kairosmeet as we enter the new liturgical year, which begins with Advent: chronos, historical time…kairos, the in-breaking of Divine life into human history.  The season of Advent calls us to feel into and to believe in this pregnant moment of possibility.  Advent ushers in the liturgical New Year, but it is not just another year…it is a very important time for all of our lives, for God is to be born again in the human heart, in the dry darkened places of our lives, in those places of need…

December 04, 2014 Read More
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