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Why should anyone care about Thomas Merton today?
January 3, 2019 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Why should anyone care about Thomas Merton today?

People want “real” Christian models who inspire us by their by their committed struggle in life to keep the faith.

Faith and Femininity
December 31, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Faith and Femininity

By Ananda-mayi dasi, originally published at Ruminate, a place where writers, artists, believers, and seekers share stories, poetry, and art, including the stories and work of those who are nudged forward, backwards, and sideways on the …

Charity Begins at Home
December 27, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Charity Begins at Home

We change our lives superficially, but not on the inside. We change without really changing. Our changes do not touch our self.

Daso ‘smi
December 24, 2018 – 1:33 am | 3 Comments
Daso ‘smi

Don’t try to be perfect, that is the greatest disease.

A Christmas Crisis
December 23, 2018 – 4:33 am | No Comment
A Christmas Crisis

Most people don’t like to think about the effect that buying meat has on animals and the environment. Few are even aware of the plight of slaughter workers. But market forces are simple – every time you put meat in your shopping trolley, you are funding the slaughter, globally, of 70bn farmed animals each year, the destruction of the environment and yes, the exploitation of vulnerable workers.

Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?
December 20, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?

When the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she was the bear the Son of God, Mary, a young girl perhaps no more than sixteen, was drawing water from a well. It was during this mundane act in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Nazareth that the most profound decision was ever made: a woman accepted to have God dwell in her.