The first in a 10-day series of eco-spiritual explorations began with a ritual and reflection on origins of the universe. Attendees introduced themselves and shared a bit of their collective sum of life experience.
Home again, a humdrum of living now hovers. Has the wonder that was exponentially increased on the Camino been watered down? Has my heart become re-hardened to the wonders I encounter each day?
Notes from the Field - I hear patients in a new way when they speak through their art, and it allows me to see nuances in their personalities that would otherwise go unnoticed.
As much as I lament the ways we have become polarized in the U.S., I myself participate in the creation of "information silos." But I recently took an opportunity to experience the vibrations at the other end of the spectrum.
In this public morass, is there a contribution to be made by Dominican sisters who claim that their grounding principle is veritas (truth)? We might take a lesson from our Dominican brother Thomas Aquinas and his ideas on the discipline of study.
Three friends walked 335 miles in 25 days to experience the spirit of the journey of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, who arrived in America in 1818 to establish schools with the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Sr. Lucy Thorson joined Sisters of Our Lady of Sion when she was 19 after she finished high school. She saw the congregation as an opportunity to get out into the world, and its base in Jewish history and Jewish-Christian relations became the path she followed through her career and life.
Preaching truth is needed now as much as it was in the time of the ancient biblical prophets who had to deal with many of the same political, social, economic and religious challenges that people face today in a 21st-century world.
I've been struggling with the concept of truth for some time now. And in today's political climate, I'm not the only one.
See for Yourself - I happened to stop in a Catholic religious goods store at the very time a going-out-of-business sale was underway. A statue caught my eye, with imagery that awed me.
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