St. Teresa of Avila – The Interior Castle

St. Teresa of Avila – The Interior Castle

The soul.  Saint Teresa of Avila begins her famous book about the soul’s progress in prayer and virtue by lamenting how little effort many people make to care for their immortal souls. She states that “faith tells us that we possess souls” made in the image and...
Patience in the Threshold

Patience in the Threshold

I created this reflection and ritual for Pause & Pray, an online retreat for Retreat Reflect Renew. I hope this helps you to love the questions as Rilke says and gives you rest in God’s care during transition, that place of threshold. We continue this time...
Go To The Limits Of Your Longing by Rilke

Go To The Limits Of Your Longing by Rilke

God speaks to each of us as God makes us, Then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, Go to the limits of your longing. Embody me. Flare up like flame And make big shadows I can move in. Let...
Merge Mercy with Might

Merge Mercy with Might

Merciful God, help us to embody the faith, courage, and love of those who have led us to this moment. May we have the faith to trust that we can become an anti-racist society. May we have the courage to “step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.” And may love be our...
St. Teresa of Avila – The Interior Castle

Making Time for Spiritual Growth

Complete the following sentence by checking all the appropriate responses.  “I feel or sense I’m most connected to God when I am…”   Sitting alone in silenceWriting in a journalAttending church servicesMeditatingPraying a...