Vistiation: A Chance to build up the Body of Christ with the Coming of the Holy Spirit

Chapter Talks
 This coming week we will have our Visitation with Abbot Joseph of Snowmass.  What preparation do we need, individually and as a community, to receive God’s gift, a gift given through the Spirit?  Like Mary’s Annunciation, like Mary’s Visitation with Elizabeth, the Spirit hovers over our lives ready, with our cooperation,
May 23, 2015 Read More

2015 Monastic Experience Weekend at Redwoods Monastery

Daily Lectio
If you are interested in monastic life or want to deepen your life of prayer and you are a woman between the ages of 20 and 40, inquire about Redwoods Monastic Experience Weekend, May 28 -31, 2015.




Here's what others have said about their experience:
To be given the chance to step into the life here. For me it was really valuable to experience for myself how a life
May 15, 2015 Read More

The Self Emptying of God

Chapter Talks



‘Kenosis’ – Why would I begin my Chapter Talk on this Sixth Sunday of Easter with this word and image?  I have been reading an essay in the periodical Spiritus where the author is referring to the work of the Jewish philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas.  In this essay the author is saying that Levinas describes ‘kenosis’ as the “humility of greatness” and this is f
May 15, 2015 Read More

Holy Thursday

Chapter Talks

Jesus is the focus of these holy days…his final days: the One who was…the One who is…the One who is to be…who is to be more in each of our lives.  The prayer, the rituals, the liturgy will bring us not just a remembrance, but a new, living encounter, “an encounter with God’s love” to use the words of Pope Francis (The Joy of the Gospel, p.4).  And this encounter, if we meet it in faith, will liberate us from our narrowness (p.4) into a heart more expansive in mercy, love and forgiveness.
May 15, 2015 Read More

Pointing the Way

Daily Lectio
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
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