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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…

Fall Triduum

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Helen Daly, one of our Wisdom students in Brattleboro, Vermont, emailed me last week to ask if I could write a couple of paragraphs by what I mean by the…
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Off We Go!

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 Dear friends,Welcome to our brand new Contemplative Society blogspot! All morning as I’ve pondered about how best to launch this initial post, I find…

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