Days of Advent, Seasons

2020 Preparing for Advent

Ideally, a human life should be a constant pilgrimage of discovery. The most exciting discoveries happen at the frontiers. When you come to know something new, you come closer to yourself and to the world. Discovery enlarges and refines your sensibility. When you discover something, you transfigure some of the forsakenness of the world.John O’Donohue… Continue reading 2020 Preparing for Advent

Books, Quotes

Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere – A #BlackLivesMatter Anti-Racism Book List …

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. — Martin Luther King, Jr from A Testament of Hope – The American Dream As a product of my culture, my racial illiteracy has rested… Continue reading Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere – A #BlackLivesMatter Anti-Racism Book List …

Books

Book Recommendation: Places of Light

This book was written by two people I met while on a pilgrimage to Paris-Chartres in 2015. Places of Light: The Gift of Cathedrals to the World Embark on a pilgrimage through the great cathedrals of the world. Gernot Candolini and Jennifer Brandon invite readers to experience some of the exemplary cathedrals of Europe and… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Places of Light

Media, Quotes

Courage Is Fear Walking …

We want life to be as dazzling and painless as possible. Life, on the other hand, has a way of humbling us, and heartbreak is built into its agreement with the world. We’re young, until we’re not. We’re healthy, until we’re not. We’re with those we love, until we’re not. Life’s beauty is inseparable from… Continue reading Courage Is Fear Walking …

Books, Poems

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver …

Mary Oliver (1935-2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her poetry often explored nature and the spiritual world. She died on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home in Florida. We celebrate her life with deep gratitude for the remarkable human being she was and how she… Continue reading In Memoriam: Mary Oliver …

Books

Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

http://youtu.be/j_LgIcqe6rY Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day… Continue reading Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Books

Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Pray as You Go, the popular prayer website and free app sponsored by the Jesuits in the UK, will be using Seven Last Words by James Martin as the basis for their free 2017 daily Lenten retreat. Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus Based on his talks at New York’s… Continue reading Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Books

Best Books of 2016 …

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D'Arcy… Continue reading Best Books of 2016 …

Books

Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (New Release) …

Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D'Arcy An apprenticeship with the night is an inheritance I would wish for everyone.” Paula D’Arcy was only 27 when a drunk driver killed her husband and young daughter. But in the midst of her crushing despair, and to her complete amazement, she discovered a presence… Continue reading Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (New Release) …