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Hospitality is About Who We Are

It was a misty, humid evening, as our group gathered in the Victorian building of the Spiritual Life Center, here in San Francisco, for the first of the three-part mini series on Radical Hospitality. Sitting in a circle, we began our evening with a few moments of silence, focusing on the breath, and allowing ourselves to […]

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Finding the Courage in Encouragement

O Lord, Come to my Assistance. O Lord, Make Haste to Help Me. Seven times a day the Trappist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and many other monasteries around the world, come together in prayer, and except for the early morning prayer, all the other prayer periods start with this humble call. O Lord, Come […]

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Letting Prayer be Alive

Wednesday Wisdom.  I really enjoy doing spiritual direction, listening and dwelling with others on how the Spirit is moving in their lives. It’s a very sacred practice. The theme of prayer often comes us, and this past week it has caused me to reflect on my prayer life. I am inviting myself to pause and reflect […]

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Seeking Surrender 2015 Year End

Gratitude & Hope

Thank you, 2015! Welcome, 2016.   As we conclude this Thomas Merton centennial year (1915-2015) celebration, I want to express my gratitude for being a part of this special year with the publication of my book, Seeking Surrender: How my Friendship with Trappist Monk Taught me to Trust and Embrace Life. How blessed we have all been to […]

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