Ensouled Animals

I recently read this passage by theologian and Franciscan sister, Ilia Delio. It came to me at a time when I have been watching the decline in and nearness of death for our family dog, Frodo, a best friend, brother, confidante, and constant companion for my 18-year-old son, Gabe, for most of his life. Many…

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There Lives the Dearest Freshness

I work in an industry that is regularly pummeled in media op-eds, especially during the last year and more of a disease pandemic. To read these perspectives is to be given a picture of the industry’s employees as uncaring and unqualified. To the contrary… To spend any time in the vast majority of this industry’s…

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Carried into the Harbor of Light by Centering Prayer

“Let no one who has cultivated the practice of contemplative prayer grow discouraged and say, ‘If I end up reverting to my old ways, it would be better for me to give up prayer altogether.’ I believe things will get worse if the person abandons prayer and refuses to quit his bad habits. But if…

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Lenten Blessings

While we are not yet able to physically come together for communal prayer, we are grateful for technology and the many ways it enables us to keep connected, continuing to hold one another in loving care. We invite you to join in this short prayer service, knowing that we are praying with you and for you…

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A New Year’s Reflection Process

I WALK INTO 2021 HOLDING IN MY HANDS…

The threshold of a new year brings an opportunity to revisit the past year and look towards the future with renewed guidance…

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Taizé Prayer Service

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment!  This past summer, I had the lovely privilege of supervising a graduate student from Saint John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, MN while she worked on her field education. Her name is Katie Jonza and she is studying for a degree in…

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Evening Meditation

November is a special month for many reasons…the end of the harvest and the celebration of its bounty, the definitive change in light, the movement of fall toward winter, and in the church, the remembrance of the saints and all those who have passed through the veil before us. For me, it is a time…

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