by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. “What have you come to see?” is the question Jesus poses to the messengers of John the Baptist in Luke 7:24-30. This might be a good...Read More
Join us on the journey towards Christmas
"The entire life of a good Christian is a holy desire. What you desire, however, you don't yet see. But by desiring you are made large enough, so that, when there comes what you should see, you may be filled. "
The Journey to Christmas
During the season of Advent we anticipate and prepare for the Nativity of the Lord at Christmas and the Second Coming of Christ. We are invited to renew our desire for the presence of the Savior in the midst of our lives and world so that our hearts may be large enough to be filled by him as he does come. We invite you to pray and reflect with us throughout the season.
Advent Blog Posts
This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Another route to contemplation was Augustine’s gazing at the world with wonder...Read More
This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Another route of contemplation for Augustine was charity or love itself. Charity...Read More
Editors Note: Disappointment, disillusion, disenchantment and boredom in life are unpleasant negative experiences, but they are not without positive fruit if they are allowed to teach. This post was adapted...Read More
Editors Note: the following reflection was written by someone who faced incarceration and addiction. It was originally published in the newsletter Voices from Prison and the Edge newsletter (issue #34),...Read More
by Spencer Thomas, O.S.A. What does it look like when the human heart, beset by an existential inquietude longing for a truly lasting fulfillment, meets the God who communicates the gift of...Read More