Tag: acceptance

In Silence and Prayer

From Robert Cardinal Sarah in The Power of Silence: 344. I had this wonderful, rich experience with Brother Vincent-Marie of the Resurrection, who belonged to the community of canons regular in Lagrasse. Stricken by multiple sclerosis, he gradually lost his faculties of speech and movement. Despite that painful situation, Brother Vincent remained serene, joyful, and patient. All our meetings unfolded…

Thinking as God Does

I found Sister Wendy Beckett’s name at the end of today’s Magnificat meditation. She writes: I think you have much “compassion and understanding” but it is limited at present by the natural. You tend to expect others to see as you see, and feel impatient when they don’t. And if people sense that one feels dismissive, their hackles rise and, in fear,…

On Miracles and Shame

Yesterday’s Magnificat Meditation is a simple but profound, common-sense look at miracles written by Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who died in 1980. The transcendental is thought of often as manifesting itself in signs and wonders, prophecies and voices from the dead. There is evidence of it in the miracles which take place around us, miracles which…

Boat

Of course Sister Wendy’s book on prayer contains art, and I’m thankful for it. Even though she already told me all I really need to know about prayer (gulp), there is more to read, and I digested the second section of the first chapter last night. The whole thing—nearly two pages’ worth—deals with a painting she has included in the…