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Hospitality is About Who We Are

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Hospitality is About Who We Are

It was a misty, humid evening, as our group gathered in the Victorian building of the Spiritual Life Center, here in San Francisco, for the first of the three-part mini series on Radical Hospitality. Sitting in a circle, we began our evening with a few moments of silence, focusing on the…

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Wednesday Wisdom: It’s All About Living

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Wednesday Wisdom: It’s All About Living

I am immersed in reading Richard Rohr’s book, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See. Richard is one of the wisdom teachers in the Living School, which I started in August. I wanted to share some of Richard’s thoughts in this book, as food for thought: Prayer is…

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Practice Hospitality with Yourself and Others

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Wednesday Wisdom: Hospitality: A Way of Being In a few weeks, I will be doing a mini-retreat on the topic of hospitality. Two things have inspired me to explore this topic more in depth:  my personal experience at a Benedictine monastery, and my work as a spiritual director. In the rule…

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Finding the Courage in Encouragement

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Finding the Courage in Encouragement

O Lord, Come to my Assistance. O Lord, Make Haste to Help Me. Seven times a day the Trappist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and many other monasteries around the world, come together in prayer, and except for the early morning prayer, all the other prayer periods start with this…

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Letting Prayer be Alive

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Letting Prayer be Alive

Wednesday Wisdom.  I really enjoy doing spiritual direction, listening and dwelling with others on how the Spirit is moving in their lives. It’s a very sacred practice. The theme of prayer often comes us, and this past week it has caused me to reflect on my prayer life. I am inviting…

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Gratitude & Hope

By Abby Kojola / Comments Off on Gratitude & Hope

Thank you, 2015! Welcome, 2016.   As we conclude this Thomas Merton centennial year (1915-2015) celebration, I want to express my gratitude for being a part of this special year with the publication of my book, Seeking Surrender: How my Friendship with Trappist Monk Taught me to Trust and Embrace Life. How blessed…

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