Tag: contemplation

THE ART OF SPIRITUALITY

THE ART OF SPIRITUALITY I have excerpted some ideas about the great Mysterium  Fidei, the Mystery of Faith, from my most recent book entitled, YOU JUST MADE YOUR PROFESSION AS A CATHOLIC, NOW WHAT? A Lay Cistercian reflects on ten exercises you need to sustain Christ…

My life as a poem.

What follows is a poem about my life. It is, as yet, unfinished, but the elements are all present.   My Life As A Poem I sing the song of life and love… …sometimes flat and out of tune …sometimes eloquent and full of…

Carving out solitude for Contemplation

The big problem with contemplation for those living in the world is the static that comes from being bombarded with all kinds of interests and projects competing for our time. Face it.  There will never be a good time for contemplation (unless you carve…

HOW DIET REMINDS ME OF CONTEMPLATION

Although I try mightily, I am constantly tempted to stop any attempts at contemplation. This is like a runner who must find a mental challenge, as well as the physical one of running the distance. In one of my Lectio Divina meditations, I found…

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