Tag: Spain

The Doors of Wisdom

The doors of wisdom are never shut. – Benjamin Franklin  

What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?

This is an excerpt from the poem “Annunciation” by Denise Levertov. I read this poem last advent when on a wonderful Advent Retreat with Michael Fish, OSB Cam, at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, CA. The poem can be found on the Education… Continue Reading “What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?”

Dominican Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Marin de Porres was well known for healing. He, a mestizo, never forgot his heritage and tended to the needs of the poor indigenous people of Lima. Once, after having been scolded by his superior for bringing an injured man to his room… Continue Reading “Dominican Saint Martin de Porres”

Seek Goodness

Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed. – William Saroyan

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila was a very strong woman who reformed the Carmelite Order, and is one of the three women doctors of the Church, along with Saints Therese of Lisieux (another Carmelite) and Catherine of Siena (a Dominican). For prayer is nothing else… Continue Reading “Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila”

Mary Trusted God

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – a Feast of Mary. We look to her as a model in the way she responded to God’s call. She listened to God’s word, believed in its’ blessing, and thus acted on it, trusting that… Continue Reading “Mary Trusted God”

What Do We Long to See?

Wednesday’s Responsorial Psalm (from Psalm 27) speaks of the deepest longings of our hearts: One thing I ask of God;  this I seek: to dwell in the house of God all the days of my life, that I may gaze on  the loveliness of… Continue Reading “What Do We Long to See?”

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Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). She was a Doctor of the Church, also a mystic and writer – and truly a practical, down-to-earth woman who saw into the heart of God, and truly made a…

The Feast of Saint Dominic

  We celebrate the Feast of Saint Dominic on August 8th. Saint Dominic founded the Dominican Order 800 years ago: the nuns in 1206, the friars in 1216. This allows us to celebrate our special anniversary for ten years. You can find a brief… Continue Reading “The Feast of Saint Dominic”

St. Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). She was a Doctor of the Church, also a mystic and writer – and truly a practical, down-to-earth woman who saw into the heart of God, and truly made a difference in her world.… Continue Reading “St. Teresa of Avila”