Tag: waiting

Every Place a Holy Place

The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus. – Teilhard… Continue Reading “Every Place a Holy Place”

The Patience to Wait

Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – Joyce Meyer

Sitting in Silence

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise. – Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, Radical Grace: Daily Meditations

Today is the First Sunday of Advent

Our Advent Journey begins with the Gospel reading from Mark 13:33-37 Jesus said to his disciples:”Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, … Continue Reading “Today is the First Sunday of Advent”

Wisdom and Patience

Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine  

Wisdom from Thomas Merton

We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time it will make itself known to us. – Thomas Merton

Watching the Dawn Arise

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 139. And on Friday it is one of our readings – the Responsorial Psalm. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I settle at the farthest limits of… Continue Reading “Watching the Dawn Arise”

Waiting for God Takes Courage

Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27 “I believe that I shall see the bounty of God in the land of the living. Wait for the God with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for God.” How right it is to say that waiting for… Continue Reading “Waiting for God Takes Courage”

Advent Teaches Us to Wait

Sister Joanne Cullimore’s watercolor of Mt. Whitney, named Whitney Portal, speaks to our hearts as Isaiah does in today’s reading for the Second Wednesday of Advent. Waiting on God brings us strength . . . the strength of these granite mountains, created by our… Continue Reading “Advent Teaches Us to Wait”