Tag Archives: contemplative practice

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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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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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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Contemplation – a Deeply Revolutionary Matter

Contemplation is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the essence of a renewed humanity that is capable of seeing the world…with … Continue reading

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