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Weekly Word

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 Image removed.

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

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