Sam Magavern reveals to us an honest down-to-earth depiction of one of the three Magi on the search of the infant Christ in Bethlehem.
Shanley McConnell – Mary sings a lullaby to her baby God
Gently illuminating a story long important to civilization, poet Shanley McConnell grants readers a glimpse of Mary and the birth of her son.
Ryan Diaz – Saint Hubert and the Deer
Ryan Diaz's poem, St. Hubert and the Deer, offers readers a glimpse at the crucial moment in the life of Saint Hubert--the precipice of the choice between slaughter and mercy.
Cristina Legarda – Mary
Poet Cristina Legarda's tender poem "Mary" is written from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus Christ, as she looks back with a heart full of love and sadness at moments with her divine child.
Keeping Silence of the Heart: Cultivating Attention and Sobriety According to the Philokalia
Philokalia means 'love of the beautiful and the good', and the writings that were added to this collection were mostly concerned with the importance of awakening and developing attention and consciousness.
BY MICHELLE NICHOLAYSEN When I left the Seventh-day Adventists, I thought I could keep the love and forget the wrath.
‘Better to Light a Candle’ – The Healing Power of Vespers
Brother David Steindl-Rast hones in on a transcendental moment of the day which in the monastic tradition is a time of reflection and healing.
If Love Will Not Swing Wide the Gates, No Other Power Will
James Baldwin describes his own coming of age and awakening to spiritual and political consciousness as beginning with the revelation of sin: 'I became, during my fourteenth year, for the first time in my life, afraid—afraid of the evil within me and afraid of the evil without.'
The Sacred is the Everyday – Joan Chittister
Benedictine nun Joan Chittister sees spirituality not as something contained in sacred places or practices, but as something deeply integrated into our daily lives.
DT Suzuki on Eckhart, God’s Love and Prajña
DT Suzuki was a Japanese philosopher whose work helped to introduce Zen and Buddhism to the West in the time before it became a popular practice outside of Asia. One of Suzuki's enduring interests as far as Western spiritual philosophy was concerned were the writings of Christian mystic Meister Eckhart. He frequently referred to Eckhart… Continue reading DT Suzuki on Eckhart, God’s Love and Prajña