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Life Worth Living


Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.

– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Call of the Dervish

The Closeness of God

Will you ever understand how near God is to you?

Lalla, fourteenth century C.E.

How do you sense God's closeness?

How do you sense God’s closeness?

What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 42 reminds us of our longing for God. And since we are made in the image and likeness of God, it also tells us of God’s longing for us.

My soul is thirsting for the living God.

As the deer longs for the running waters,
so my soul long for you, O God.

My soul is thirsting for the living God.

The deer, longing for the fountain


Leaving . . . for Now

I suppose there is something else to think about besides the newest additions to the community of the San Rafael Dominicans. So, you see, they are leaving for a while.

But I’ll bet they’ll be back!

The twins following mom

Only Child

Only child

Yes. It’s the fawns that continue to be the object of my affection. We are besotted with them here.

Our campus is a Wildlife Habitat, as can be seen in this picture. And we are vigilant now that there are babies, because sometimes neighbors bring their dogs, in spite of our signs. And sometimes they are even off leash, though one of the sisters was quite happy to report that she saw a dog with a mother doe in hot pursuit.

As I walked across the campus a few minutes ago, I saw a jackrabbit, but I find they are much too quick to be caught on camera. Ah well, the deer are so much fun to watch, especially from the kitchen window when preparing dinner.

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 run to the windows whenever they are spotted . . . and fawns usually are.

Baby Alert!!

Baby Alert!

Nature Preaches on Motherhood in Advent

Sometimes the best lessons are outside one’s window, at least this one was the other day. During Advent we celebrate Mary’s gift of mothering to the Christ Child, as well as toward us. These youngsters are also appreciative of their patient mother doe.

Mother doe on an Advent morning