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Somewhere along the line, the woman I once adored left me.

Abba Sisoes says: “Seek God, not where God lives.”

Abba Sisoes says: “Seek God, not where God lives.”
It is one thing to make a pilgrimage to the desert to find God. It is entirely another to be open to finding God where we are.

“I looked in temples, churches and mosques, but I found the Divine within my heart,” the Sufi poet Rumi writes. I know the truth of that awareness.

Life, we come to believe, is a straitjacket. As the years go by, we learn to think thoughts someone else produced. We do the things someone else tells us are good for us.

“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.