Tag Archives: Richard Rohr

Presence

Seven of us were blessed to visit with Father Ephrem Arcement after the mass at St. Joseph Abbey near Covington, Louisiana, yesterday. He has been a friend of our School for Contemplative Living for years and has presented from books … Continue reading

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Your New Consciousness

The early morning clouds spread a dull gray hue across the scene outside our picture windows. There was a chill in the air as I completed outdoor chores. I felt that old nagging boredom, and wondered what I should do … Continue reading

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Where Wisdom Dwells: And It’s Not In the Runaway Mind Train

Contemplatives like me have a profound need for beginning the day in the inner sanctuary, and yet my compulsions send me in a million directions each morning. The mind fills with potential activities from the moment I awaken. It tells … Continue reading

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On the Cusp of Despair and Joy

You have lived on the cusp of despair for so long. When you peered over the ledge that time the depth was vast, a Grand Canyon of empty space and nothingness. So you turned your back on it all, thinking … Continue reading

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8 Ways of Walking

Everyone walking into a beautiful sanctuary has a different experience. Which one is the right experience? Everyone listening to a speaker hears something different, like these friends in the photo hearing Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards speak at St. Andrew’s Episcopal … Continue reading

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Wandering into Home: A Sacred Journey

Wandering and feeling separate, alone, cut-off, or just lost from the life-giving connection with the human family is one of the hardest experiences we can know. Ever been there? Ever felt like you didn’t belong somewhere, or anywhere? Ever known … Continue reading

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Transformed or Transfigured

The newspaper article about my contemplative journey had a wonderful misquote. I told the reporter about having a sense of a Voice speaking to me just before meeting Mother Teresa in 1986, when I was 30 years old. What I … Continue reading

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