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Discernment & Distractions

By Maureen (Guest Writer)

But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 2,475 more words

Thomas Merton

Day is done.......


It’s growing late….earlier I watched stars shyly make their sequined appearance one by one in the cobalt sky. Humans and animals alike have settled into deep breathing for the rhythm of the night has caught us all. 219 more words

Christian Living

How Do I Love?

Recently, I have been struggling with separating my will and God’s will when it comes to love. For the first time in my life, I truly felt as though I was IN LOVE with another person and it turned out to not be quite true. 533 more words

An Opportunity to Grow

I’ve been experiencing growing pains. Yes, at my age. But I’d call them spiritual growing pains. The kind you get when you sincerely say, “Your will, not mine, be done.” 571 more words


Sunday Quotes - Purpose

Never ask, “What reason do I have to be happy?” Instead ask, “To what purpose can I attach my happiness?”

Robert Brault

When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny. 86 more words

A fourth visit to The Seven Storey Mountain

Early on in his memoir, when Thomas Merton was still an agnostic—at best—he was ill enough to consider death. He was still in his teens, a reluctant student in a parochial school. 305 more words

A Student Of Faith

POETRY: North, by Thomas Merton

(Based on Dr. James Laws’s Journal of the Kane Relief Expedition – 1855 – in Stefansson Collection at Dartmouth)


Morning came at last
The storm over we sighted… 1,281 more words