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Short of a Christmas gift for someone - then buy them something by Thomas Merton!

Looking at my diary last week I noted  three events listed:

  • Monday 8th December - The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Wednesday 10th December – Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, …
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Don Quixote's Rural Rides

Spiritual directors and direction for the Baptized

by Edward Lee

It’s generally recognized that baptism has been restored to its sacramental centrality in the life of the church. Baptism gives the Christian his/her  essential identity.   235 more words

Daily Riches: Activism, Justice and Contemplation (Joan Chittister, Thomas Keating, and Thomas Merton) - fixed version!

“Contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God. It brings us, as well, face to face with the world, face to face with the self. 428 more words

Thomas Merton

Monday with Merton

“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

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Mindful Monday: No Complaint, Part 2

Last week, I posted about a teaching, allegedly given by a Zen master named Sono: “Thank you for everything. I have no complaint whatsoever.” … 1,074 more words


"He speaks in your voice, American"

Dear John,

Earlier this month an annotated copy of Don DeLillo’s Underworld went up for auction at Sotheby’s. It sold for $57k as part of a fundraiser for the… 571 more words