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Monday's Task

Although I know that Sunday is considered the first day of the week, it is Monday that usually calls me to take stock and ready myself for the work that this week will see done or undone when next Sunday rolls around. 241 more words

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 1

Author’s Note: Today I am introducing a new book through this blog. I want to share the opening of my next book and get your response. 908 more words

Contemplative Wisdom

Extend that moment

If it is unexpected and unpredicted, it is real; it is true. When we are taken by surprise, when we are seized and ravished by the experience of being stood upside down, the mind stops. 20 more words

Keith Ashford

POETRY: Birdcage Walk by Thomas Merton


One royal afternoon
When I was young and easily surprised
By uncles coming from the park
At the command of nurses and of guards, 235 more words

Blog Posts

SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Mercy Within Mercy Within Mercy by Christine M. Bochen

(Presidential Address – ITMS Seventh General Meeting June 7, 2001)

Epiphanies of Mercy

Christians, who celebrate annually the Feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles, know that an epiphany is a manifestation of the divine in our midst. 3,042 more words



So much in the world pits us against each other. May we remember that we are all part of one human family and focus on our commonalities

Thought For The Day

It's not supposed to insult your intelligence

Recently I was asked, “How do we know what to take from the Bible and what’s not as important?”

It’s a great question. Maybe you have it too. 375 more words

The Up Devo