Praying via art is a multi-sensory way to pray with God. Visio Divina is a type of prayer that makes use of visuals — works of art, stained glass windows, icons, and even natural images. We all need a spiritual practice that integrates our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. Visio Divina is a practice with… Continue reading The Ancient Tool That Will Change Your Life: Visio Divina
What does it mean to Retreat in a secular world?
Subscribe to get access Read more of this content when you subscribe today. They say the beach in which my room overlooks is known for its healing qualities. If I had any doubts when I first arrived they have all been alliviated now. The word retreat in the Christian world conjurs up so many thoughts… Continue reading What does it mean to Retreat in a secular world?
Lent 1: Illusions in the Wilderness: Pleasure, Pride, and Possessions
There was a priest I knew who lived in Princeton. One evening he went to visit with a gentleman from his congregation. He had never been invited in until this day. As he approached the home and drove into the long drive, he took special notice to the meticulously taken care of lawn. It was… Continue reading Lent 1: Illusions in the Wilderness: Pleasure, Pride, and Possessions
Sacred Mountains: Recognizing Christ Among Us
Have you ever had a dream in which you didn't want to wake? Perhaps you wanted to sleep long enough to see the ending, to see what happens next. Perhaps you didn't want to let go of the feeling or of the place. Perhaps there were people in your dream that you haven't seen for… Continue reading Sacred Mountains: Recognizing Christ Among Us
The Prophetic Voice of my Son, Salt, Light and the Law
Matthew 5:13-20 I have struggled to sit and write this week, not for any lack of what to say, but of a lack of courage to be vulnerable. I attempted to silence the spirit that is moving within me, perhaps out of fear. Even as priest, I am still very human and the anticipation of… Continue reading The Prophetic Voice of my Son, Salt, Light and the Law
Preparing the Way : Advent II Peace
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I had the benefit of taking a break from my usual writing and studies. I took the time to spend with family and friends, and tend to tasks around the home giving gratitude for the blessings in my life; reflecting upon the discovery of my sisters, new friends and precious time… Continue reading Preparing the Way : Advent II Peace
Trusting God to Provide
Trusting God to provide sounds almost cliche, but it's just about where I am as I reflect on our Gospel for this weekend. As I was writing, my wife called in a panic and upset. Her car died in the fast lane somewhere in Connecticut, about two and a half hours from home. In unfamiliar… Continue reading Trusting God to Provide
Saints and Mosaics, the shaping of our Lives
One of the magical pieces to visiting the Holy Land are the remnants of many lasting mosaics left by those who came before us. Floors of synagogues, homes, public spaces and temples that withstood the test of time, speak stories. Speak stories of those who cultivated the tile, those who colored and designed it, those… Continue reading Saints and Mosaics, the shaping of our Lives