Meditations

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” BCP p. 265

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“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” BCP p. 265

Lent begins with the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday and with a reminder of our mortality. This year we need no reminder of our mortality. Over 465,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and every night when we click on the news, we learn of more deaths, more hospitalizations, and more variants of the coronavirus. Probably everyone has at least one friend or family member who has died from COVID-19 and its complications. Lent is traditionally a time of serious reflection on the life and death of Christ and on our personal spiritual journeys, The social isolation and fears for our safety...

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Winter 2020 Online Book Study

Posted by on January 4, 2020 in Archives, Book Study, Meditations | Comments Off on Winter 2020 Online Book Study

Winter 2020 Online Book Study

The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in GodBy: Christine Aroney-Sine Our Winter Book Study will begin in early February. Please join us as we move through Epiphany towards Lent! Selling for $3.99 on Kindle; $11.86 in paperback on Amazon.Click Here to Order Book on AmazonThe study begins Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, and continues for 4 consecutive Sundays. We will read approximately 50 pages a week. Start reading when you can! Make lots notes, ideas that you might have thought of and how you found the practices, so we can discuss together!February...

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Fall Book Study & Discussion

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Fall Book Study & Discussion

August 26, 2019 Dear Sisters,St. Benedict taught that Christ is as near as our neighbor. If we can not love the Christ we can see next to us, how can we love the Christ we can not see? Living in Community thus becomes “a school for the Lord’s service” (Prologue 45). Part of building that community of love is the common worship and prayer—the Opus Dei.As we approach our tenth year as a community, I invite you to join us in a common daily devotional reading of The Rule of Benedict. Benedict recommended that each new monk read The Rule three times before taking final vows. Joan Chittister has...

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Trinity Sunday (C) June 16, 2019

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Trinity Sunday (C)  June 16, 2019

[RCL] Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8 or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2); Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 The book of Proverbs is a collection of traditional cultural lessons—propositional statements, observational sayings, analogies, and ethics—structured as the teachings of a father to a son. This kind of “instructional literature” is one of the ways a family nurtures how a child is socialized into a certain world. These proverbs were passed on in the oral tradition and are therefore used extremely contextually: they use references and assumptions housed in a particular time,...

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Day of Pentecost (C) – June 9, 2019

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Day of Pentecost (C) – June 9, 2019

[RCL] Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, (25-27) Genesis 11:1–9 This passage in Genesis describes a time when all of humanity resided in one place and spoke one language, a vision of unity that sounds awfully appealing today. Imagine how our perception of the world’s economic and environmental challenges would change if we saw ourselves as part of one global community, with loyalties that reached beyond our particular region, state, or nation. And think of how delightful it would be to freely communicate our hopes and dreams, our joys and...

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Easter 7 (C) June 2, 2019

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Easter 7 (C) June 2, 2019

[RCL] Acts 16:16–34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12–14,16–17, 20–21; John 17:20–26 Acts 16:16–34 It is only after the apostles are thrown in jail that God rescues them with a dramatic earthquake. Why does God wait to free them until after they are beaten and persecuted? Why not save them before the trouble? Sometimes God doesn’t intervene on our timeline or in the way that we think would be best for us. But instead of being frustrated or afraid, Paul and Silas continue to trust in God’s faithfulness. This passage is hugely dramatic. The apostles are flogged and then put in the innermost cell...

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