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What is Happiness? by Angela Caldin

What is happiness? We know it when we experience it, but how can we define it?

I heard this on ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4 this morning and thought it came quite close: 58 more words

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Life becomes a Prayer

“When I am liberated by silence, when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life, but in the living of it, I can discover a form of prayer in which there is effectively, no distraction.  

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A cuppa tea with... Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer

Thomas suggests instead of seeking a “method” of prayer, we should choose a “life” of prayer.  It should be intentional behavior to life and not akin to the enthusiasm of acquiring a new skill.   95 more words

Video: Who Cares About the Saints? Series - 1

I have really enjoyed watching this series about the lives of some of the saints. I watched several episodes with my children as a way of introducing them to the notion of saints. 51 more words


Love Is...

Did you ever wait with saying “I love you” until you were certain the person deserved it? Until you knew for sure that person was super awesome, until you checked if you could completely be yourself around them or until you may have had a feeling that your life would never be the same without them. 963 more words

Happiness Is A Choice

“Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning
of life by ourselves alone
-we find it with another.”
Thomas Merton

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Merton's Dance of Death

Thomas Merton’s Peace in the Post-Christian Era was written in 1962 but not published until 2004. Even as superpower rivals held the world hostage to the suicidal doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction, Dom Gabriel Sortais banned the publication of Merton’s timely critique of war culture. 418 more words

War Culture