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Jesus' Wife

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You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into your box all bearing identical links to the New York Times article responsible for the stir.I…

Taize: Kindling a Fire That Never Dies

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Seven years ago this month, Brother Roger, beloved founder of the Taizé Community, was slain during community prayer by a mentally disturbed assailant.…

Unless You Are Not There

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We are told that we have to balance our budget; whether in Washington or at home. On the other hand, we are also told to love your neighbor as yourself.…

Living School

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Dear contemplative friends,This post comes to alert you to an extraordinary learning opportunity, which I hope you will find as exciting as I do. Richard…

Assisi

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Hello friends,I thought you might be interested in this unique link, which will lead you to Marty Schmidt’s blog account of our Assisi teaching. Marty…

St. Brendan

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My St. Brendan icon is arrived! It made its way across the waters (natch!)—by air (quite unknown to St. Brendan)—and in only three days (as compared…

Cosmic Intimacy

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I have come to see that our yearning for intimacy is the way in which we human beings show ourselves to be most profoundly made in the image of God. Too…

PUT WOMEN BACK IN HOLY WEEK - Washington Post blog by Cynthia Bourgeault

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Cynthia recently provided this posting for the Washington Post On Faith blog site: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/put-women-back-into-holy-week/2012/04/06/gIQAmAhO0S_blog.html"...With…

GUEST POSTING – The Growing Christ – by Brian Puida Mitchell

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“We fear nothingness. That’s why we fear death, of course, which feels like nothingness. Death is the shocking realization that everything I thought…

GUEST POSTING - Waking up with Lent! - by Ernest Morrow

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Wake up! The season of Lent is like an alarm clock that starts ringing on Ash Wednesday.  As we journey through its forty days, we intend to become more…

GUEST POSTING - The In and Out of Breath - by Selinde Krayenhoff

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“In the spiritual (as in the material) world there is no empty space, and as self, and fears and worries depart out of your lives, it follows that the…

Holy Time in "Hermit Land"

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Dear friends,Two weeks into this winter hermit adventure, and I’ve already pretty much lost track of what day of the week this is, so at the moment I’m…

Winter Hermitage

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Dear friends,Well, the long-awaited time has at last arrived! After more than ten years in the planning and ground-laying, I have arrived back on Eagle…

GUEST POSTING - The Board Member's Voyage: A Sailor's Challenge

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BLOG ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE: Last October Cynthia received a wholehearted endorsement and reference to her book Mystical Hope in a blog entry by scientist,…

A New Place to Call Home

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Christmastide greetings to you all!Surprise!!! I have a new home. On the Monday before Christmas I slipped off of Eagle Island in the trough between two…

Christmas Blessings

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Dear friends and fellow contemplatives,  We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a joyous and blessed Christmas – and to share this brief…

Remembering Margaret Haines

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In early December Margaret Haines, founding president of The Contemplative Society, slipped peacefully from this life on her beloved Salt Spring Island,…

Reflections on Suffering

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One of the things I most love about the line of work I’ve fallen into—writing books that push the Christian theological envelope—is that it brings…

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