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Daily Riches: Detachment: "Just Step Away" (Peter Scazzero, Thomas Merton and The Virtues Project)

“Detachment is experiencing our feelings without allowing them to control us. We step back and look at things objectively. We let go and accept what we cannot change. 377 more words

Thomas Merton

Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday Jesus was in the tomb and the Disciples were together in the Upper Room for they were afraid.

Today is the Second day of the Novena of Divine Mercy, today Christ asks us to bring to Me the souls of priests and the religious. 253 more words



“Jesus said, ‘The one who seeks will find,

And the one who knocks will be let in.’”

-Gospel of Thomas

POWERFUL WORDS; a guarantee from Jesus that we will find what we seek. 817 more words

Everyday Spirituality


We are capable of suffering with our world, and that is the true meaning of compassion. It enables us to recognize our profound interconnectedness with all beings . 131 more words


the contemplative life

Our whole life must be a dialectic between community and solitude. Both are tremendously important, and our contemplative life subsists in the fruitful antagonism between these two terms. 6 more words


Thomas Merton: from; The Christian in World crisis, 1961.

It must however be stated quite clearly and without compromise that the duty of the Christian as a peacemaker is not to be confused with a kind of quietistic inertia that is indifferent to injustice, accepts any kind of disorder, compromises with error and with evil, and gives in to every pressure in order to maintain “peace at any price”. 47 more words

Charles Elffers