Pointing the Way

Lectio Divina
This Easter I ran across an article online that caught my attention. (you can read the whole article here) It was about Lasse Sprang Olsen, a stunt man and self acknowledged atheist, who because of his near brush with death, set on a course to learn how to truly pray.  This search brought him to the cross - literally.  On Good Friday, 2014, he was one of those who participated in the annual cr
April 06, 2015 Read More

A Redwoods Immersion

Lectio Divina

The Ignatian Center of Santa Clara University, as part of the mission of the Jesuit Higher Education, sponsors Immersion experiences for students to places with special needs.  Santa Clara's website explains the purpose of Immersions:
 “These mutually enriching programs provide students with the opportunity to experience different cultures and diverse socioeconomic environments and to witness firsthand the challenges faced by marginalized communities.”
Usually places such as the inner
May 01, 2014 Read More

Feast of All Benedictine Saints

Lectio Divina
Today at Vigils we prayed:
O God, you promise those who enter the narrow gate, life in abundance.  May we learn from the example of St. Benedict and his disciples to see all things in your grace and to live in this world as your new creation.  This we ask though Christ our Lord.  Amen.This prayer links two images: the narrow gate or door, and newness o
November 13, 2013 Read More

Monastic Experience Weekend - Summer 2013

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This summer Redwoods Monastery hosted a weekend geared especially for young women (ages 18-40) who were interested in learning more about monasticism and contemplative prayer. 6 women attended – most in their early twenties. Some were interested in a religious vocation but most came just to experience a deeper level of prayer. This was the second year we hosted this event and we now hope to ma
August 21, 2013 Read More

Corpus Christi / Sacred Heart

Lectio Divina
These feasts of the Lord, Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart, which follow Pentecost have been especially meaningful for me this year. It seems that only after Pentecost and the Descent of the Spirit do we come to know Jesus as He wants us to know Him. And how do we know him? Through the Eucharist symbols of bread and wine that have become His very body and blood. We also know him through communion with and in His Heart.

The following is a prayer of St Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian Abbot of  the monaste
June 18, 2012 Read More
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