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Mercy and Blessing

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the readings tell us of God’s mercy and blessing for us: From Genesis 12: “All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.” And from Psalm 33: “May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who… Continue Reading “Mercy and Blessing”

The Value of Beauty

As I walked down the avenue, the late afternoon sun was turning the lovely and dying sycamore leaves into fragments of brilliant stained glass, and i said to myself, “This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world. –… Continue Reading “The Value of Beauty”

The Infinite Beauty of God

The infinite beauty of God is constantly being discovered anew. – St. Gregory of Nyssa

A Dominican Mystic’s Prayer

I’ve shared this prayer from the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart, before. And it bears repeating. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

The Karma of Gratitude

A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise. – Baha’u’llah

Gratitude’s Transformative Force

Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The Dominican St. Albert the Great

Saint Albert the Great was a Dominican friar who lived in the 13th century. He was named, by virtue of his writings and teachings, a Doctor of the Church in 1931. He is well known for having been the teacher of another great Dominican… Continue Reading “The Dominican St. Albert the Great”

The Power of Gratefulness

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation. РDavid Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Finding God – Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. – Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB