Personal Structure and Love

from the Daily Meditations of Cardinal Carlo Martini Study for the Last Supper, © Copyright 1993 Becki Jayne Harrelson, The intimacy between Jesus and the beloved disciple John, is presented in a striking way in this cameo taken from; Study for the Last Supper, (Oils on stretched canvas) by...

The Invitation

When I heard the words of this poem “The Invitation” I heard them as God’s words to me, and by consequence God’s people – humanity’s words to me, and then as I hear God calling me deeper I hear all of creation inviting me to be true. Too often...

Walking a Labyrinth – A journey of the heart

LABYRINTHS: A GUIDE Adapted from Rebecca Valette Boston College USA for use at St. Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park, NSW, Australia Walking the Meditation Labyrinth – Five Paths through the Labyrinth 1. The Path of Silence:  Empty your mind of the hubbub and commotion of the outer world....

Wangari Maathai dies

Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, has died of cancer at the age of 71, her family announced Monday. “It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on at the...

Empathy towards asylum seekers

A Crack in the Wall of Xenophobia by Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2011 Attitudes towards asylum seekers may be impervious to rational argument but not to emotion. Scientists used to think that chimpanzees – our close relatives – were a gentle, peace-loving species, until they observed...

Challenge

Taken from Osho, The Perfect Master Vol. 2, pp. 307-311 A little struggle is a must. We become richer through the storms–lightning, thunder and sadness–as well as through joy and happiness. I have heard an ancient parable-must be very ancient because God used to live on the earth in...

Enter

Lyrics by Carmen Pearson.  Lyrics from the Voices of Gaia CD I find the rhythm of the forest, enter into it. Become the breath, become the earth within the breath. I find the rhythm of the ocean, enter into it. Become the wave, become the water within the wave....

Smuggling in Hope

A Story on Beauty Joan Chittister, osb There was a special prison In Uruguay for political prisoners. Here they were not allowed to talk without permission or whistle, smile, sing, walk fast, or greet other prisoners; nor could they make or receive drawings of pregnant women, couples, butterflies, stars...