One with God during Lent

Our guest blogger is Laurence Freeman, OSB, author of Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent. Any way of life or activity that trains us to take the attention off ourselves is worthy to be called spiritual. On the other hand, there are many things called “spiritual” which, practiced in the wrong...

Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa

This blog is taken from the book Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations, edited by Angelo D. Scolozzi, M.C.III.O., and published by Servant Books. All quotations are from Mother Teresa. ____________ The best way to show your gratitude to God and to people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart ...

How to Meditate during Lent

Our guest blogger is Laurence Freeman, OSB, author of Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent. To meditate, begin with your physical posture. Sit down (chair, cushion on the floor or meditation bench). Keep your back straight. Relaxed and alert, sit still. Let go of any points of tension in your...

Meditation: Prayer of the Heart

Our guest blogger is Laurence Freeman, OSB, author of Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent. How best to move forward with meditation? The way of meditation I would recommend is in many ways universal, but also an integral part of the Christian tradition of prayer. In this tradition it is called...

The Power of Meditation

Our guest blogger is Laurence Freeman, OSB, author of Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent.  Forty is one of those numbers that seem to turn up everywhere. It has many symbolic meanings but in biblical terms, as well as in the Asian traditions, it points to the idea of process, a time of trial or...

Saint Francis and the Power of Prayer

Our lives are so easily fragmented between responsibilities to friends, family, employers, neighbors, and the larger human family that we may think we don’t have the time or energy for prayer. That was the experience of Francis of Assisi up until his mid-twenties. Then he discovered that prayer was...

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