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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.

Giving Birth to Heaven

For the first Sunday of Lent Fr. Eric draws us into the desert with Jesus and his preaching about how eternity has entered into time. But holding the tension between heaven and earh is our challenge. Fr. Eric Haarer ...
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Choose Life: Drop Self-image

Sr. Ceil encourages us to begin Lent by getting to the heart of the matter--letting go of self-image. Drawing on a few films as examples she lures us with the promise of letting go of anxiety ...
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Sayings of Light and Love

WHOEVER KNOWS HOW TO DIE IN ALL, WILL HAVE LIFE IN ALL. SAYINGS OF LIGHT AND LOVE 160 JOHN OF THE CROSS WHOEVER FLEES PRAYER FLEES ALL THAT IS GOOD. SAYINGS OF LIGHT AND LOVE 169 JOHN OF THE CROSS THE SOLITARY BIRD THE TRAITS OF THE SOLIATRY BIRD ARE FIVE; FIRST, IT SEEKS THE ...
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Love Has Consequences

Fr. Robert open the question of God's unconditional love. The moral reality of our world is delicate. Fr. Robert Bulbrook ...
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Secular Hope

Is secularism the last word? Is God dead? The banal God is dead. The God of rules and the forbidden, and of narrow definitions. The god of fundamentalism is dead. No longer can we spout God-talk and be taken seriously in the public forum. Good riddance to that version of God. No. God is more ...
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