Category: Beauty

Everything We Do Is Sacred

Among the poets I enjoy reading is Hafiz. Today I share his poem, “Now Is the Time.” Now is the time to know That all that you do is sacred. Now, why not consider A lasting truce with yourself and God. Now is the… Continue Reading “Everything We Do Is Sacred”

God’s Glory is above all the Earth

In today’s Responsorial Psalm (Ps. 57) we read, I will give thanks to you among the peoples, O LORD, I will chant your praise among the nations. For your mercy towers to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the skies. Be exalted above the… Continue Reading “God’s Glory is above all the Earth”

God’s Creation Gives God Thanks

From today’s Responsorial Psalm (Ps. 145), we read: Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your reign and speak of your might. While these flowers in San Rafael… Continue Reading “God’s Creation Gives God Thanks”

The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About

Well, I may have been missing lately, but others have been busy. And our new fawns are growing and wandering about . . . with mother, of course. We have counted three, two of which are “twins”. This is one of the twins. We… Continue Reading “The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About”

The World is Holy . . . A Flower is Holy

  The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves. -Terry Tempest Williams from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)

Remember the Marvels the Lord has Done

Today’s antiphonal response from Psalm 105 is: Remember the marvels the Lord has done.

Climb up to the Roof and Enjoy the Sunset

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. – Joseph Campbell When you see a beautiful sunset on the way (especially in winter) it’s good to go up on the roof to… Continue Reading “Climb up to the Roof and Enjoy the Sunset”

All Life Is Holy

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves. Terry Tempest Williams -Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer

Go into All the World and Tell the Good News!

From Psalm 117 – today’s psalm: Praise the Lord all you nations Glorify him all you peoples For steadfast is his kindness towards us and the fidelity of the Lord endures forever.

Monks . . . Walking through Zion

Two summers ago when Sister Patty and I drove through Utah, we stopped at Zion National Park The beauty was breathtaking! Words from Psalm 47 kept coming back to me, ” Walk through Zion, walk all around it . . .” And then I… Continue Reading “Monks . . . Walking through Zion”