"Trust in the constancy of God’s gifting of God’s very Self to the world. The kind of trust to which Thomas Keating referred when he wrote: “when you trust that we are all part of something beautiful beyond our wildest imagination, you will find healing”."
An original 0 antiphon. The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the post-1970 form of the Catholic Mass.
"Advent teaches us about patience and hope, the foundations of faith. Advent is the kindling of faith. A sign, a star, appeared in the east and the Magi went on a quest to find and hail this new Saviour, becoming the first in a long line of sinners to “find Jesus”."
"Advent’s wakefulness is not mere a movement in our hearts. It must make us alert to all that is happening around us. "
"Many successful women and men show us that our life path doesn’t have to be dull or achieved by just-falling-into-something. Donna Strickland shows us that it starts with our passions and dreams."
"We are celebrating Thanksgiving Day. It's a day to focus on gratitude. But it's not the only day for us to live that attitude."
"And my decision to remain in the priesthood, with all of its sinfulness and imperfections, is that I witness over and over the good that happens to people who benefit from the ministry of women and men in the church."
"Ignatius of Loyola saw interior movements in a person as being at the heart of his discernment techniques. He would not trust stasis."
"Labour Day has been an official holiday in Canada since 1894, though its origins date from before that. Its roots are in the labour union movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. That neat threefold division is laughable in our contempora
" ...that general advice about being kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving is not bad advice for our personal and workplace relationships."
" find up here the same longing and hunger that brings others to retreats at spirituality centres. It’s a longing for peace, healed relationships, personal spiritual strength to handle difficult situations, and wisdom to make prudent decisions."
"Cardinal Nguyen was simply trying to be a Christian in a Communist country in the twentieth century."
“Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church.”
This post is longer than our usual posts. Lent and Easter are both long gone. Yet one person's experience of a social media fast is important and worth reading. Reposted with permission from Neo(un)Orthodoxy.
"In my new work with migrants and refugees, Pope Francis says each of us, individually and communally, is responsible to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate them. Don’t these four active verbs also apply to those with HIV or AIDS and their people, the infected and the affected?"