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A Friendship With An Unpromising Start

“Intense, one-sided, humorless, propagandist, morally indignant” – not a promising description of someone you will later describe as a ‘firm friend’, yet these are the words written by the English Benedictine monk Dom Aelred Graham in… 554 more words

The echo of contemplation

The inner call that births beginnings is our enduring reminder that it’s never too late, that the new always awaits us.

The young tree of my life was planted in a culture constrained by many limiting beliefs. 319 more words

On The Heart's Path

10 great quotes from the book New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

1. The man who lives in division

“The man who lives in division is living in death.  He cannot find himself because he is lost; he has ceased to be a reality…”

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Quotes From A Book

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.

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Fortune 2: “From Error to Error One Discovers the Entire Truth” – Dr. Sigmund Freud

This reflection is about how we discover the truth in our lives.

Written by Charles W. Sidoti, BCC

“From error to error, one discovers the entire truth” – Dr.

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Parenting and Pondering

“…Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

(Luke 2:19)

I have always been somewhat contemplative.  As a kid, I spent lots of time in the woods, occasionally shooting squirrels, but mostly thinking.   1,056 more words


Monday with Merton

“To be at enmity with life is to have nothing to live for. To live forever without life is everlasting death: but it is a living and wakeful death without the consolation of forgetfulness.

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Thomas Merton