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Lenten Reflection: Take Up the Cross

Then said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. …

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Prayer And Spirituality


LI S T E N  carefully, my child,
to your master’s precepts,
and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20).
Receive willingly and carry out effectively… 194 more words

For the Love of God and Music, Monks Suffer Notoriety

They say they didn’t move all the way from the United States to an obscure town in Italy just to end up as the latest media sensation. 258 more words

Arts / Entertainment

Do We Hear with the Ear of our Hearts?

“Come,’ my heart says, ‘seek face!’    Your face, Lord, do I seek.”–Psalm 27:8

In this year of Mercy, I am struck by the invitation we are given this year, that is, to experience or encounter Mercy.

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Christian Spirituality

"Home" - Guest Post from Dean Robertson

From Dean Robertson, whose book Looking for Lydia, Looking for God I reviewed last month:


A few weeks ago a friend and I walked to the Chinese restaurant near my co-op and brought back steaming cartons of vegetable lo mein, fried rice, two Spring rolls, and my favorite—roasted broccoli (enough to save for lunch the next day). 738 more words


The Manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ

“For we’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” (Matthew 2:2, Common English Bible).

I get the sense that the Magi were very contemplative men.  

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Prayer And Spirituality

Meditation on Dwelling in the Presence

How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts!  My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

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Prayer And Spirituality