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“If you expect to see the final results of your work,” an Arab proverb teaches, “you have simply not asked a big enough question.” To sustain a stay in a dry and barren desert, it is necessary to b

The truly prayerful person, the person adult in the ways of the Spirit, does not pray to get things.

A spirituality of work is based on a heightened sense of sacramentality, of the idea that everything that is, is holy and that our hands For Everything a Season by Joan Chittister

Belief is not contrary to fact. It simply transcends it. To believe something is to know its truth not so much in our minds but in the center of our souls. 

The Rule of Benedict, on which the lives of many religious women and men have been based for over 1500 years, was written by an Grace Filled Moments by Joan Chittister

A brother questioned Abba Hierax saying, “Give me a Word.

The sacred work of the monastic is the Divine Office or Opus Dei—the work of God and lectio.

Today prophets of pietism tell us to “pray for peace” and “pray that God’s will be done.” And this is certainly important.

“I have no doubt now that God is with us all and comes often to many in a burst of awareness.

Written in the sixth century, the Rule of Benedict is the oldest document in the Western world on the structure The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister

In every life there is a crossover moment, after which a person will never be the same again.

To ask what it means to be human strikes at the fabric of the soul.

This excerpt from Joan Chittister’s writings was featured as the “Reflection” for Thursday, June 16 in the monthly publication Give Us This Day: Daily Prayers for Todays Catholic