Category: Spirituality

God Loves all without Exception

I read a wonderful quote from Anne Lamott that I thought was worth sharing. You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. This advice on the back of… Continue Reading “God Loves all without Exception”

A New Assignment

This week I have the privilege to be subbing for Sister Cathryn who is the resident manager of Rose Court, our affordable housing complex in San Francisco. I noticed that Sister Cathryn had a framed quote by Meister Eckhart, the German Dominican mystic from… Continue Reading “A New Assignment”

God Fills the Earth with Joy

The third psalm in our morning prayer today is Psalm 65 You still the tumult of the seas (the roaring of their waves) and the tumult of the people. The ends of the earth stand in awe at the sight of your wonders. the… Continue Reading “God Fills the Earth with Joy”

As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .

The first psalm for our morning prayer today is Psalm 42. Like a deer that longs for springs of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirst for God, the living God: when shall I come and stand before the… Continue Reading “As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .”

Sometimes Poetry is Preaching

I read this poem the other day in an email from Panhala.net. They always share wonderful poetry. I should be content to look at a mountain for what it is and not a commentary on my life. – David Ignatow.

If You Could Ask for Just One Thing . . .

The following is from today’s responsorial psalm, Psalm 27: One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord and… Continue Reading “If You Could Ask for Just One Thing . . .”

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”

Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God

In the summer of 2003, Sister Abby Newton and I went on a trek with a friend (that I just saw recently), Carolyn Mucelli. Because of timing and other issues, we never made it quite to the tippity-top of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak… Continue Reading “Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God”

Say Thank You Until You Mean It

I love this piece by Melody Beattie, and read it often, so as to remind me to the wisdom of Gratitude. We used it as part of our morning prayer yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, at St. Margaret Convent before going to the Ultimate Celebration of… Continue Reading “Say Thank You Until You Mean It”

Happy Thanksgiving