August 2022: Praying Always

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in  all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ  Jesus for you [1 Thessalonians 5:16-17]. No matter how often or under what circumstances we pray – be it in times of tribulation or triumph, brought low by sorrow or elated by joy – we begin to experience

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July 2022: Integrating Divine Worship and Daily Work

The work we do in fidelity to the person we are radiates our calling in the Lord and our commitment to follow him. Our life is a harmonious blending of contemplation and action, of worship and work, of presence and participation. Never do we reach the false conclusion that functionality has to be separated from spirituality. Rather

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June 2022: Centerpiece of Christian Presence

Christ is the compass guiding us through every storm to safe harbor. He dwells in the inmost chambers of our heart as well as in the mundane details of our workaday world.  This dynamic, transforming relation descends from the Holy Spirit into our human spirit; it deepens our prayer life and initiates our consent to the commission

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May 2022: Lessons from the Desert

A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare The way of the Lord, And make straight in the desert A highway for our God. –Isaiah 40:30 The quest for solitude, to be alone with the Alone, complements our longing to live in solidarity with those who share our faith and formation traditions. The tendency to flee from

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April 2022: Living in Chaste, Respectful Love

To manifest God’s love for us in our relations with others, we must learn to live chastely and respectfully.  In fidelity to our vocation, we vow never to abuse or use another person solely to satisfy our own desires. We strive to develop the disposition of empathy for the joys and sufferings others undergo. We respect their

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February 2022: Living in Obedience

…obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age (Mt 28:20). The virtue of obedience invites us to listen to God’s inviting, appealing, and challenging call in the events that happen to us day by day. It facilitates surrender to God’s loving and guiding will and tempers any stubborn

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