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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.

Clothed in Beauty

Easter 2022 Pouring out a thousand graces, He passed these groves in haste; And having looked at them, With his image alone, Clothed them in beauty. (Stanza 6 The Spiritual Canticle – John of the Cross) From the commentary; ‘Not only by looking at them did he communicate natural being and graces, as we said, ...
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Easter Promise

Fr. Eric Haarer and the community in Crestone, Colorado celebrated Easter at Crestone Creek, the sound of churning water in the background fitting for a brand new day ...
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Authenticity

Authenticity is about becoming real. It is a dangerous business, and it takes a lifetime. The alternative is a superficial life that is nothing more than an act for others. Authenticity, living out of the truth of who we are, is the greatest freedom. Phoniness is the most tragic and heinous form of slavery. Properly ...
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Beyond the Good Life

Jesus tells the apostles what to expect if they truly follow him. It's challenging yet rewarding. Sr. Patricia McGowan ...
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The Stories That Make Us

Day 6: Conclusion: The Joy of the Good News At the beginning of the day: Offer a short prayer of thanksgiving for the day. Then I suggest you listen to the attached talk first and then familiarize yourself with the suggested reflection questions and practice. Throughout the day: In catholic masses on the second Sunday ...
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