Monthly Archives: January 2013

Teresa of Ávila

“Let nothing disturb you, Nothing dismay you; All things are passing: God never changes. Patient endurance Attains all that it strives for; Those who have God Find they lack nothing. God alone suffices.” ― Teresa of Ávila

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Evil, it’s not Over There, It’s Here 1/12/13

This is the last week of the audio “The Way of Peace.” To hear this 20 minute clip, click here. We often look at the rest of the world as a violent place and until recently, we didn’t quite picture … Continue reading

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Only Love Can Hold the Truth

This past week in our weekly newsletter, Richard Rohr once again spoke on the Way of Peace and this week’s topic was about, “Only love can hold the truth.” What does this really mean? There are so many clichés about … Continue reading

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Do We Abuse Religion 1/2/13

It’s been awhile since my last post  but my husband and I are still enjoying some family time back in Wisconsin.  Yes, it would make more sense to visit in the summer but our grandson had his 2nd birthday in … Continue reading

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The Days Before Christmas 12/21/12

It’s hard to believe that days from now it will once again be Christmas.  A cd that I found this year is called, “Christmas in the Cloister; Gregorian Chants and Christmas Carols.”  One particularly moving piece is their rendition of … Continue reading

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The Way of Peace 12/16/12

Today to start out our conversation about peace seems unfitting in a way when we reflect on what has happened in our country this week.  Twenty-seven people lost their lives to senseless violence.  Our hearts have been broken and a … Continue reading

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Christian Meditation – Something Old or Something New? (12/10/12)

While reading the Weekly Teachings I was struck by what Father Laurence had written at the end of one of his teachings, “When I first came to teach Christian meditation here in Australia a Christian aborigine came up to me … Continue reading

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Contemplative Life Welcomes You to our New Blog (11/28/12)

As our community of followers who are on this continual journey to live a more contemplative life continues to grow, we thought a blog might be a wonderful source to share readings, questions, resources and thoughts. I’ve been reading the … Continue reading

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