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The fullness of silence


“I had found solace in stillness and strength to face my future. As a result of the move, I found God truly does bring good from all things…(Read More)

Thy dross to consume


And from that second firing the potter cracks the kiln open seven days later with her chisels, removing the graceful vase, tortured twice by fire after fire. Suffering is like that fire. We are lied about. We are betrayed by the shallow, the silly, the frightened. We are diagnosed. We are operated on. We are…(Read More)

Oxytocin, a hormone that is associated with feelings of love and contentment and crucial to the mother-newborn bond, may also promote positive feelings of spirituality, according to a new study. Duke University social psychologist Patty Van Cappellen discovered that study participants receiving doses of oxytocin reported more enhanced feelings of spirituality than those who…(Read More)

After the Storm


Summer can bring a different shape and texture to our encounter with God. In this piece, Deacon Kevin McGrane reflects on on the power of storms and the inner working of the Spirit…(Read More)

Spirituality of summer


Summer seems to being its own spirituality, in this piece George Clifford reflects on how that unfolds in his life…(Read More)

Because of this otherness, spiritual practices both satisfy a yearning to connect with the music of our life, while at the same time, fuel a yearning to be in a group who shares and rehearses this sense of otherness. We can say “I’m spiritual” as a result of a practice, but until we connect…(Read More)

How do you stay engaged when troubles come, when the answer isn’t the one you wanted? It may be that it’s that beautiful liturgy. But, it might also be a nagging question that you’d like to bring out into the open. It might be joy, or creativity, or weeping, or anger, or…(Read More)