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Psalm 130, 2 April 2017

This psalm is another song of ascent (psalms 120 to 134). It’s also the sixth of seven penitential psalms: not that it matters greatly, as the idea of ascent captures the imagination more powerfully. 660 more words


In the Garden - March 2017

“When sitting the brother sees the flower wilting and the rust coming out, he feels his bone bending; then into his head the hoe comes to till the garden that never fades. 37 more words

Prodigal Grace

Prodigal is often seen in a bad light as we see with the parable of the prodigal son. We generally use the word to mean wasteful, which it generally is, but it also can and often does mean lavish. 985 more words

Burying the Alleluias

On Sunday at St. John’s Church (one of our two points) the Sunday School “buried” the alleluias.

The original plan had been to do this outside, but with -15° temperatures, frozen ground, and no snow, it had to be done inside. 802 more words


Penitence is not contrition

For The Revelation of Arès and for us, Arès Pilgrims, penitence is not contrition, nor deep regret nor remorse of having offended God and committed… 461 more words

Into the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11 – March 5, 2017

“Into the Wilderness”

Have you ever overheard a conversation at a restaurant where someone was absolutely raving about the food served? 1,335 more words

I was Told to be a Nun

I am the last person on the planet to consider being be a nun. I’m not very nun-like and can’t envision myself living in a nunnery with other sisters. 431 more words