Benedictine Spirituality From a Lay Person: Stability (part 5 of 7)

How do we serve others with our gifts? How do we show our thanks to God for all that He has offered us? I ended my last blog with these words and yet these questions are just as relevant when talking about stability.  Stability means being rooted in Christ, no matter what happens, especially amidst the...

Evangelization and New Media

The continued emergence of new media keeps adding fresh spins on the commission to preach the gospel. Though this is not a new realization for many, it was a message that was rekindled in me during the 2011 Catholic New Media Conference in Kansas City, Kansas, at the beginning of the month. Not only was the...

Radically Grateful Every Day

We welcome guest blogger Lucy Tokheim, who writes about Step 7 of the Twelve Steps which Richard Rohr discusses in his just-released book, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Breathing Under Water is available with a free online study guide. Step 7: Humbly asked [God] to remove our...

Autumn Pursuits

Here in New England, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp and the days are a lot shorter. It’s definitely my favorite season—and here are some of my favorite reasons: Candles—Two weeks ago my husband and I took a day trip to Massachusetts to the Yankee Candle flagship store. We wondered if it...

Catholic New Media Conference Matures

Catholic bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, programmers and a holy host of online junkies like me met the first weekend in October outside Kansas City at the scenic Savior Pastoral Center for the fourth annual Catholic New Media Conference. (Fr. Roderick from SQPN holds the mic while Sean Patrick Lovett from...

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