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Contemplation puts us in touch intuitively and lovingly with the truth. It helps us develop wisdom, a God’s eye view of reality. Perhaps a talk, an insight, or a recommended book or film will draw you deeper into both wisdom and the truest form of love.

All Souls are Capable of Love

‘If I don’t help anyone, the Lord will accept my desire.’ (F 5:2) ‘For I have run into some for whom it seems the whole business lies in thinking. If they can keep their mind occupied in God, even though great effort is exerted, they at once think they are spiritual.’ (F5:2) ‘It must be ...
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What Must I Do?

Fr. Eric talks about surrender from the point of view of the rich (young?) man's letting go of attachments. As an example of the gradual leading to the ultime letting go, Fr. Eric speaks of his own father. Fr. Eric Haarer ...
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A Tension Resolved

Sr. Ceil gives an introduction to the life of St. Teresa of Jesus emphasizing her double-mindedness, both a no and a yes to surrender. Sr. Ceil McGowan ...
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Breaking Open the Word

Breaking open the Scriptures is one of the most sacred of human endeavors: Listening for the words that penetrate the Word.  Fr. Eric helps us get hold of an important tool:  interpretation.  And then he enters the mind of Jesus who tells his disciples, alias, us, not to worry about status.  Do worry about how ...
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A Voyage of Encounter and Discovery John Moriarty

Although this next talk will give you a good amount of information it is a series of insights that give you entry into a person’s journey to find his soul.  An experience of hiking into the bowels of the earth via the Grand Canyon gave John Moriarty a metaphor to describe the depths of the ...
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