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Monk in the World Guest Post

I so enjoy Christine Valters Paintner – Abbey of the Arts website.  Frequently she invites others to post as a guest.    I particularly enjoyed this latest entry: Monk in the World guest post Valerie Hess.  What do you think? http://networkedblogs.com/TKq5v

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Thomas Merton’s Birthday

To honor and celebrate the wisdom of Thomas Merton – the Huffington Post has put together some of his more famous quotes along with a video of his teachings. “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness … Continue reading

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“I am content with just this.”

What matters is to be humble enough to admit – I am content with just this. Leave the rest to God! -Thomas Merton How to be perfectly content with our present moment, our now; is a challenge as we face … Continue reading

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God is With Us

The Word God speaks to each one of us individually. I need to listen to hear what he is saying to me. Read the text a few times, then listen. This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

Waiting by Tim Muldoon Advent is the season when we remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, keeping at bay the voices which tell us that our waiting is fruitless. In one of the texts from the Office of … Continue reading

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First Week of Advent

I would like to share with you a reflection by Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ. December 1-7, 2013 By Sister Jeanne Cmolik, CSJ Cleveland, OH Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 “In days to come, the mountain of … Continue reading

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Christian and Buddhist Chanting

Beautiful beyond words. Enjoy,

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Temple of Silence

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” ― Rumi We all weave in and out of our days  – take a few minutes to relax, sit in silence and just observe the beauty in … Continue reading

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Make Some Desert

A beautiful reminder to stop, be silent and to worship.   “If you cannot go into the desert, you must nonetheless ‘make some desert’ in your life, every now and then leaving men and looking for solitude to restore, in … Continue reading

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I Do Not See the Road Ahead of Me

Thomas Merton’s Most Famous Prayer This week I leave you with Thomas Merton’s prayer that fits into our lives at anytime and in any place. Peace, My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see … Continue reading

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