Category: Meditations

  • Christmas Light

    Advent draws to a close and for the people of God the time of expectation and preparation has been fulfilled. Indeed, for us time itself has been brought to that “One Still Point” in all of history – that point of divine love made flesh and dwelling with us.

  • Advent Greetings

    Dear Sisters, During this advent season I pray I may rest and take the time to see the Holy all around me. This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. As I was reading the lessons for Sunday, I was particularly taken by these words in the New Testament reading in Isaiah 64:8, “yet, oh,…

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

    “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.…

  • 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 Amazon The study begins Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5:00…

  • Fall Book Study & Discussion

    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…

  • Trinity Sunday (C) June 16, 2019

    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…

  • Day of Pentecost (C) – June 9, 2019

    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…

  • Easter 7 (C) June 2, 2019

    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…

  • Easter 6 (C) May 26, 2019

    Easter 6 (C) May 26, 2019

    [RCL] Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9 Acts 16:9-15 Throughout the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and his crew are directed where to go in many different ways. Just before this passage, the apostles are “forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia” and “the Spirit…

  • Easter 5 (C) May 19, 2019

    Easter 5 (C) May 19, 2019

    [RCL] Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 Acts 11:1-18 The Acts of the Apostles depicts Jesus’ early followers as observant Jews and the beginnings of the church as rooted within Judaism, yet is concerned with the expansion of the church from those origins to a movement spread throughout the Roman Empire.In the first…