Litany of the Holy Spirit

13 Jun, 2021
Litany of the Holy Spirit When we come to the end of our rope and hit rock bottom, we are not dashed but fall into God’s hands. It is here at ...

Letting Go and Letting God

6 Jun, 2021
Letting Go and Letting God Contemplative practice is an exercise in humility. We come face to face with our inability to control our thoughts, emotions, and bodies. With practice over time, ...

Rites of Passage

30 May, 2021
Rites of Passage Though initiation was forgotten in the West for a long time, more and more people are rediscovering its power as a catalyst to help us pass from life ...

Yes

23 May, 2021
Yes All prayer is seconding the motion. God is the initial motion, the initiative. In contemplation, we become aware of God’s movement and surrender to it. We begin with “yes,” ready ...

Love’s Reconciliation and Transformation

16 May, 2021
Love’s Reconciliation and Transformation Each week we offer an invitation to contemplative practice, though I hope you’re finding quiet, contemplative moments every day. There are many different ways to meditate or ...

Agape Feast

24 Apr, 2021
Agape Feast The early Christians shared agape (love) feasts in their small communities. Somehow eating together creates a space where we can be vulnerable and present. By sharing our food, or by coming ...

Concrete Participation

18 Apr, 2021
Concrete Participation As we turn toward participation we now can see that most of religious and church history has been largely preoccupied with religious ideas, about which you could be wrong ...

The YHWH Prayer

11 Apr, 2021
The YHWH Prayer A rabbi taught this prayer to Richard Rohr many years ago. He writes about it in the second chapter of his book The Naked Now. The Jews did not ...

Prayer of Quiet

5 Apr, 2021
Prayer of Quiet I believe it’s especially important for those of us who are comfortable and privileged—whether we are white, financially secure, male, or have some other social “advantage”—to nurture a ...

Self-Emptying

29 Mar, 2021
Self-Emptying Make my joy complete by being of a single mind, one in love, one in heart and one in mind. Nothing is to be done out of jealousy or vanity; ...