Tag: mystic

Wisdom

This month the subject is Wisdom.  And today we begin with a quote that set the tone for all of our congregation’s Chapter (our meeting at which the sisters gather to discern our direction): Wisdom stands at the door and waits.

Wisdom from the Medieval Mystic

The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw and knew I saw God in all things and all things in God. – Mechtild of Magdeburg Mechtild a Beguine, was a medieval mystic, who lived c. 1207 – c. 1282/1294.

May Our Lives Bring forth Christ in our World

We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full… Continue Reading “May Our Lives Bring forth Christ in our World”

Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .

We survey the events in the world . . . the horror, the violence, the greed, the devastation that is happening to our planet . . . and we would like to throw up our hands. We believe that we are, in our time,… Continue Reading “Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .”

The Feast of Saint John of the Cross

Today is the Feast of Saint John of the Cross, a Spanish Carmelite saint and mystic from the 16th century. One of his most famous (and moving) poems is entitled, “The Dark Night.” Below are a few stanzas. 1. One dark night, fired with… Continue Reading “The Feast of Saint John of the Cross”