Start of Advent

Advent is a season of anticipation, a sacred time meant to focus all our attention forward, while being fully present in the now. The preparations for Christmas can seem like an amalgamation of rushing, shopping, traffic, advertisements, food, more traffic and holiday gatherings. Instead, may we receive this Advent season* as a resplendent gift which … More Start of Advent

Active Peace

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your … More Active Peace

ELECTED Silence, sing to me And beat upon my whorlèd ear, Pipe me to pastures still and be The music that I care to hear. Shape nothing, lips; be lovely-dumb: It is the shut, the curfew sent From there where all surrenders come Which only makes you eloquent.                                       … More