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An Autumn Reflection

An Autumn Reflection

  
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An evening visit with Jesus

An evening visit with Jesus

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Are you clear on what Jesus really wants of you?

Are you clear on what Jesus really wants of you?

بين منطوق لم يقصدو مقصود لم ينطقتضيع الكثير من المحبة-Khalil GibranTranslation: “Between what is said and not meant / And what is meant and not said/ Most of love is lost.”This afternoon it happened again.Today was a cherished retreat day after a long and draining project. I opened up my office so that everyone who wanted to could get through to the department's offices easily. Two thumbs up for remembering and one pat on the back!...
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Mary: The Pool of God

Mary: The Pool of God

There was nothing in the Virgin’s soulthat belonged to the Virgin–no word, no thought, no image, no intent.She was a pure, transparent pool reflectingGod, only God.She held His burnished day; she held His nightof planet-glow or shade inscrutable.God was her sky and she who mirrored Himbecame His firmament. …I pray to hollow out my earth and befilled with these waters of transparency.Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D.Jessica PowersFrom The Selected Poetry of Jessica Power...
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Settling Down and Coming Home

Settling Down and Coming Home

A secret to happiness and holiness is so simple. Giving ourselves time to prepare, to settle down within ourselves and find within ourselves the treasure of God's presence and love for us. This is a 15-minute prayer that leads to stillness. 
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Devastated by Hurricane Irma: A Prayer of Presence

Devastated by Hurricane Irma: A Prayer of Presence

 I have relatives in Florida, sisters near Houston, and have been heartbroken at the destruction in the Carribean. Though thousands of miles away, I as everyone else in the US, am also dealing with a devastation of spirit as I seek to process what is happening. This is a simple way of praying that might help you. 
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Come, hidden mystery

Come, hidden mystery

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, I have been praying this prayer to Jesus written by Symeon the New Theologian:Come, true light. Come, eternal life. Come, hidden mystery. Come, nameless treasure. Come, ineffable reality. Come, inconceivable person. Come, endless bliss. Come, non-setting sun. Come, infallible expectation of all those who must be saved. Come, awakening of those who are asleep. Come, resurrection of the dead. Come, O Powerful One, who always creates and recreates and transfo...
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Our Easter Growth into the World of the Eternal

Our Easter Growth into the World of the Eternal

Saturday. A perfect day to catch up on all the little things that were being reprioritized to the bottom of my To Do List, since not doing them was creating problems I couldn’t ignore. I turned on my computer, sat down, and opened up Chrome. “The internet is not available.” Hmm. Maybe it is this site. No. Maybe it is my wireless settings. No. Now it seems to be working. No. Now it isn’t…. Tasks that should have taken two minutes took almost a half an hour. Mid-afte...
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Blessing our enemies.... A Good Friday Reflection

Blessing our enemies.... A Good Friday Reflection

A Good Friday Reflection by Sr Kathryn J Hermes, FSPI haven't been writing throughout Lent because of the proliferation of excellent reflection material that is created across the internet during Lent. As we come close to Good Friday, however, I rediscovered this wonderful prayer by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich, a Serbian bishop in the last century who spoke out courageously against Nazism until he was arrested and taken to Dachau. It meant so much to me I thought to share it with y...
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How to Let Go of Thoughts that Create Tempests in Your Spirit

How to Let Go of Thoughts that Create Tempests in Your Spirit

A friend told me recently how many of her colleagues were feeling depressed lately. The 24/7 access to the news that is filling every channel from public news sites to facebook and twitter feeds was somehow robbing them of energy and life. It’s as if in some way the nation has been mysteriously and collectively taken up with a force of superficial, sensationalizing, passion-filled banality. And this in the midst of a most excruciatingly painful global human crisis and the heroic and inspir...
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