vol. 6, num. 2 :: 2007.01.26 — 2007.02.09
For folks in certain parts of the world, January is a time when weather can force us to slow down, stay indoors. What happens when we stop? Stop running, stop speaking, stop being afraid, stop hating, stop smoking, stop…?
A resigned nurse learns to be still and value a new kind of productivity.
A summer in a national park teaches the difference between productivity and fruitfulness.
A recounting of lately stumbled-upon wisdom regarding grace, redemption and forgiveness.
The mother of an infant girl struggles to stay in the present through crisis.
An account of a sabbatical retreat and an invitation to a firsthand experience.
On a simple discipline for learning to be still.
A review of the film Notes On A Scandal directed by Richard Eyre.
The "how" and "why" of taking a spiritual retreat.
What do we do in the moments that add up to eternity?
St. Benedict?s Table strives to cultivate a liturgy for vital worship.
A directory of retreat centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, with resources for potential retreatants.
Excerpts from a blog kept by Seargeant First Class Jonathan Trouern-Trend on bird watching during his tour in Iraq.
Unless our human species can open itself to the contemplation of food as a holy mystery through which we eat ourselves into existence, then the meaning of existence will continue to elude us. Our present cultural experience of food has degenerated into food as fuel, for supplying the energy for our insatiable search for that which will fill the hungers of our soul. When we understand that food is not a metaphor for spiritual nourishment, but is itself spiritual, then we eat food with a spiritual attitude and taste and are nourished by the Divine directly.
Sr. Miriam Therese McGillis
qtd. by Karla Kauffman in Eat Well
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