Category: Spirituality

Wisdom from Gertrude the Great

This morning’s reading (below) from the Psalter was from Spiritual Exercises by Gertrud the Great of Helfta. “My God, you are my hope; you the glory; you the joy; you my blessedness. You are the thirst of my spirit; you the life of my… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Gertrude the Great”

Gratefulness

Every morning I receive a daily quote from Gratefulness.org(it’s easy to subscribe). The quotes are always inspiring and uplifting. I look forward to them. This was yesterday’s: Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of… Continue Reading “Gratefulness”

St. Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). She was a Doctor of the Church, also a mystic and writer – and truly a practical, down-to-earth woman who saw into the heart of God, and truly made a difference in her world.… Continue Reading “St. Teresa of Avila”

Letting Go

Only This We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it. Source: Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke This house is going. Eventually all the houses on the bluff will… Continue Reading “Letting Go”

They’re singing our song!

How wonderful it was to hear the strong and clear voices of the Prima Voce Choir from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton on Sunday at our celebration of 135 years of presence and ministry in the Diocese of Stockton. They sang a song… Continue Reading “They’re singing our song!”