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Contributed on Nov 8, 2018
Mary and Elizabeth offer us some insights into the disciplines and practices of the interior life.
1. The first is Prayer-- e.g. A brother said to Abba Anthony (Anthony of Egypt), "Pray for me." The old man [Anthony] said to him, "I will have no mercy upon you, nor will God have any, if you yourself do not make an effort and if you do not pray to God." (Ward 1975,3) And one of the Desert ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2018
‘Tis the season to nurture a joyful spirit.
It’s Gaudete Sunday, ‘Tis the season to nurture a joyful spirit. To illustrate, writer Gordon McDonald tells about a Nigerian woman who is a physician at a great teaching hospital in the United States. This distinguished woman came out of the crowd to say something kind about the lecture McDonald ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2018
What needs straightening out in my life? How can I help ease the path of others?
Father Joseph Donders who lives in Washington DC tells an interesting story about going to the airport to pick up a friend who was coming to visit him from Africa. It was a cold, winter day and all the trees were bare except for a few firs and pines. This was the first time his friend ever left ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2018
Suplentaremos la posible ansiedad siendo vigilantes
¡Bienvenidos a este Primer Domingo de Adviento! La lectura del Evangelio de Lucas este día es un poquitín vaga, incierta. En ella, Cristo parece describir lo que será el fin del mundo. Escuchemos sus palabras: “Habrá señales prodigiosas en el sol, en la luna y en las estrellas…. En ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2018
Advent is a time to renew a theocentric approach in an often-anxious world.
Advent1C Welcome to this First Sunday of Advent. Today’s Readings from Luke’s Gospel is a little unsettling. In it, Christ seems to be describing the end of the world. Listen to his words: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 9, 2017