Category: Dominican Life

What We All Share

Earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry

Falling in Love with Creation

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion. – Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted … Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing”

The Soil Connects Us

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community,… Continue Reading “The Soil Connects Us”

Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb… Continue Reading “Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.”

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

What Happens Here, Happens There

Pick a flower and you move a farthest star. – Paul Dirac

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans

To all earth’s creatures God has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a… Continue Reading “Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans”

Wednesdays of Hope – The Feast of St. Dominic

Saint Dominic did not leave his sisters and brothers a wealth of written work. Therefore, I don’t have a quote of his  that talks about “hope.” Nevertheless, those who followed after him have written many words. What else would one expect from The Order… Continue Reading “Wednesdays of Hope – The Feast of St. Dominic”