Community and Tradition, Contemplation & Spirituality, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Thy True Self

“For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.” ― Thomas Merton New year's resolutions and Lenten commitments have one important common thread, they are only as effective as they are… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy True Self

Contemplation & Spirituality

This Epiphany: Still Seeking?

Recently featured on CatholicMom.com 12/31/19 It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world! (St. Aloysius Gonzaga) With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene — one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?

Contemplation & Spirituality, Contentment, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Unfulfilled Potential

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do." Pope John XXIII Recently I had one of the most surprisingly profound conversations on this idea… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Unfulfilled Potential

Contemplation & Spirituality, Scripture Reflection, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Walk in Wisdom

“Right discernment of life begins with an obedience discernment of YHWH the Creator” (Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 309).  1 This quote by Bruggeman truly calls attention to just how we understand knowledge, and become aware of God’s immanence and transcendence. For many years,  I had difficulty with the wisdom tradition’s… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Walk in Wisdom

Contemplation & Spirituality, Examen

Examen-ing Wholeness..in a Broken World

Wholeness /ˈhōlnəs/ noun 1.the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity. 2.the state of being sound in mind and body. (Google;Miriam Webster) What is wholeness in our world today? Acclaimed by wellness centers and gurus alike, we might encounter this term in promises spoken and broken. Or, perhaps as a hopeful wish to one… Continue reading Examen-ing Wholeness..in a Broken World

Contemplation & Spirituality, Conversion, Spiritual Direction, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisit: Still Seeking?

"It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!" St. Aloysius Gonzaga With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene- one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by… Continue reading Worth Revisit: Still Seeking?