Journey of the Soul

Have you ever wanted your favorite author to stop by your neighborhood and be able to talk with you and your friends and family members about things he’s thinking or working on? I had a chance to see at my Florida parish Father Richard Rohr not once but twice in four days at the end last month. The same...

Frame the Day

I’ve had a chance over the last several years to travel to New Mexico to visit the Center of Action and Contemplation, founded by Richard Rohr, OFM.  While there, I have been introduced to their morning practice of prayer to begin each day. Their “contemplative sit” provides quiet time...

Take Five: A Joyful Noise Quiet

I lost a friend last week and still feel the emptiness associated with grief of someone who touched me deeply. Well, I say “friend,” but honestly those feelings of friendship were really one-sided, and based solely on one sharing of a very special summer afternoon. Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck...

Holy, uh, dirt?

We’ve all heard of and likely often touched holy water and maybe even exclaimed “holy cow!” or “holy Toledo,” among other and less “holy” exclamations. But holy dirt? It was certainly a new one on me, until I had the distinct privilege and spiritually moving experience of being at the site of...

The Pleasure of Reading—It’s All in Your Head

Have you ever been to the beach or on a week-long vacation with that book or books into which you’ve been dying to dive? Did you notice how your whole being seemed to be wrapped up into that experience of reading, how you were transported in a way that doesn’t happen when you’re home and handling all...

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