Tag: rome

Wisdom of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Expressing Gratitude

As in previous years, the posts during the month of November we will concentrate on Gratitude, though truly it is not a seasonal topic. As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my… Continue Reading “Expressing Gratitude”

Is Love for Fools?

Oscar Wilde said, Love is understanding between two fools. On this April Fools Day – and an April day in Lent, let us never tire of being great fools, if it also means that we are great lovers, following the Greatest Lover of them… Continue Reading “Is Love for Fools?”

On the Feast of All Saints

Whenever I think of the saints, especially that large number of unnamed women and men who have gone before us, and on whose shoulders we stand, I always remember this passage from the 12th chapter of the Book of Hebrews. Therefore, since we are… Continue Reading “On the Feast of All Saints”

God’s Love

Today, on the Feast of Pentecost which signals the end of the Easter Season, I offer a poem offered among the Easter resources from Education for Justice. It was written by Richard Rolle in the14th Century. I appreciate Scott Cairns information that allowed me… Continue Reading “God’s Love”

The Baptism of Jesus

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s Entrance Antiphon for the Sunday Liturgy is from Matthew 3:16-17. After the Lord was baptized,    the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him    like a dove, and the voice… Continue Reading “The Baptism of Jesus”

Doors of Wisdom

Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open. – Native American Prayer

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those… Continue Reading “On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .”

On the Feast of the Assumption

Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. This fresco of the Dominican saints (which is at Santa Sabina in Rome) under the mantle of Mary reminds us that she and our loving God welcome us into their presence.