Liberty

Detached, we have liberty… unfettered of worldly accouterments, and empowered by heavenly Will – this is real life, freedom, and happiness. “the virtue of evangelical poverty. does not make us parsimonious, stoical, or cynical, we do not despise those who have means. It does not make us communists.”[1] Possession puts us out of touch, propertyContinue reading “Liberty”

Distracted

Unfocused hinders connecting scene and tone, leads to impulse with attitude and left alone. Unprepared creates crisis in space and time – an uphill battle of endless treadmill incline. So too, unintended consequences increase as exploring the right course and right way decrease. Wandering round in hopeless complication, lost in the throes of a desperateContinue reading “Distracted”

Other People’s Time

It seems few account for being late – they are unmoved by those who must wait. Arriving late and blaming the road paves way for lost moment, forcing their presence as what is owed leaves naught for enjoyment. Starting with making the appointment should not be done in haste, not to prepare in time employmentContinue reading “Other People’s Time”

Centennial Prayer*

O God, We uphold the legacy of Father Judge, Mother Boniface, and Doctor Healy, by fostering apostolic spirit and being a power for good. O God, Thank you, for the gift of charity and the courage to preserve the Faith for all Thank you, for the gift of zeal and the strength to serve especiallyContinue reading “Centennial Prayer*”

Pivot

The moment between action and reaction gives truth a chance             regardless of redaction. That moment is suspended             in scene and tone – the sound in between notes             a liminal zone. That moment can be             filled with ritual, which leads response              but it’s not perpetual. That moment if lived             withContinue reading “Pivot”

Mindfulness

Reflection is in solitary – wholeness for the self. Transcendence is for community – oneness in the other. Exploring the darkness despite fear… expectantly waiting. Imploring the lightness for respite peace… without demanding. Contemplation centers – twisting and turning mind and body. Rumination rounds – pushing and pulling  soul and heart. “Oops” affirms accountability andContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Listening

The essence of dialogue is to listen well. Being heard, explicitly promotes implicit communion. Listening nurtures our story and opens our eyes. Listening sustains our being and bridges our souls. To listen well chooses life… To give our ear finds love… To take in another’s Word – initiates wholeness. Being quiet attunes the soul. ToContinue reading “Listening”