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They Were All in One Place Together

Here is a link to the readings for this weekend. Pentecost is the feast of unity. It is both historical, as, for example, when the Holy Spirit brought unity of understanding that transcended verbal confusion. It is also eschatological, portending the...

Wisdom for Peace and Unity

Here is a link to this week's readings. Continuing with our theme of joining Jesus in His prayer for unity and promoting unity through our words and actions, today we come to the gift of wisdom. St. Benedict provided us with...

A Key Strategy for Promoting Unity

Here is a link to today's readings. [caption id="attachment_18721" align="alignright" width="300"] The statue of St. Benedict of Nursia (Norcia, Italy)[/caption] The very first word in the ancient Rule of St. Benedict is “Listen.” “Incline the ear of your heart (Proverbs 4:20)” he...

That They All May Be One

Here is a link to this week's readings. In last week’s blog, I shared Robert Fulghum’s hide-n-seek story and attempted to give one possible explanation for the hiddenness of God. Fulghum, though, does not end with hide-n-seek. He writes, “Better than hide-and-seek,...

The Spirit Blows Where It Wills

Here is a link to this week's readings. A good friend of mine retired a few years back as Director of Religious Education (DRE) at her local parish. Having spent her career in the ministry of faith formation, retirement hit her...