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Weekly Word

We drive ourselves from one exhaustion to another. We pace our societies by the pace of our computers.

The Holy Spirit, God’s energizing presence among us, the life force that drives us beyond ourselves, that whispers us into the Image removed.

Happiness does not come quickly.

“O snail, climb Mount Fuji, But slowly, slowly…” the haiku master and lay Buddhist priest Issa writes.

One of my favorite stories never grows old.

God is the mystery nobody wants.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, the great Jesuit poet, said in his poem, “The May Magnificat,” that the reason May is Mary’s month is that it Image removed.

The spiritual life is not a template; it is a process meant to change our lives. There are stages in the spiritual life that move us from one level to another.

from Joan Chittister on Easter

Holy Week, the seven days before the feast of Easter, is charged with meaning. It is a microcosm of Jesus’ public life in bas-relief.

Human development is a slow process that happens in stages of more or less regularity.

Hope and despair are not opposites.

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Changing the way we go about life is not all that difficult. We all do it all the time.

Lent, the liturgical year shows us, is about the holiness that suffering can bring.