Feast of St. Hildegard is September 17th
One of the most demanding, but often overlooked, dimensions of the creation story is that when creation was finished, it wasn’t really
Belief is not contrary to fact. It simply transcends it.
"When you get what you like in life,” one of our old nuns was fond of
I carry within me quotations from Scripture, great literature,
The problem of the nature of faith plagues us all our lives. Is openness to other ideas infidelity, or is it the beginning of spiritual maturity?
In most monasteries, as in most marriages, we celebrate our silver and golden anniversaries of final
We can’t cage life. We cannot freeze the present happy day under glass.
It is Mary Magdalene, the evangelist John details, to whom Jesus
“The Kingdom of heaven is within you,” Jesus taught.
“God is the creator of all the earth, caring for all the nations.” --Ps. 47
Once upon a time, an old Hasidic tale teaches us, the local Jewish congregation was very
It doesn’t take a lot of living to realize that life is more than simply a series of highs and lows.
Re-creation, holy leisure, is the mainstay of the contemplative soul, and the theology of Sabbath is its cornerstone.
Religion is meant to be a light, sign, watermark, path. Religion becomes a map to a place that no one has ever been. But the going on is up to me. And the way I go on is my spirituality.