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The Thirty-Seventh Day of Christmas Advent. The Story of Christ’s Birth. »

December 21st, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

The story of Christ’s birth speaks to us about the mysterious ways of God.  The Triune God acts in ways that we do not always expect! His ways are truly wonder-filled. For centuries, the Ancient Israelites had expected the Messiah. The prophets, especially Isaiah and Jeremiah, called the people to readiness and openness to God’s actions. Their message provided the people with indications about the coming Messiah. Yet, when ‘the […]

Breaking the Limits »

October 31st, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Breaking the limits “My child,” God replies, “I will never leave you be.  I want to teach you how to surpass yourself, to encounter something more, something greater. “It is good for you to be satisfied with any form of harmonious beauty.  Yet you need to discover the painful tearing away from yourself that will allow you to behold what is truly sublime. “This doesn’t mean you should disdain your […]

The Violent Announcement »

October 24th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Violent Announcement Infinite Love storms the very gates of our life.  It could be that I’ve already achieved a kind of peaceful co-existence with God.  Perhaps I’ve been able to convince myself that I am more or less “in order” with my soul and therefore more or less at ease with myself. Maybe I’ve even foreseen a happy and peaceful ending to my earthly life. Then suddenly all these […]

“You are Loved” »

October 17th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

“You are loved” “My child,” God declares, “this word that I speak to you places you in the very heart of the Burning Bush.  You are no longer on the threshold of the mystery, you have entered it fully.  You are loved. If you truly want to receive them, these three words can shake and transform your very life. “You are loved.  We have to begin at the beginning.  In […]

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite »

October 3rd, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, (flourished c. 500), probably a Syrian monk who, known only by his pseudonym, wrote a series of Greek treatises and letters for the purpose of uniting Neoplatonic philosophy with Christian theology and mystical experience. These writings established a definite Neoplatonic trend in a large segment of medieval Christian doctrine and spirituality—especially in the Western Latin Church—that has determined facets of its religious and devotional character to the present time. Historical research has been unable to identify the author, who, […]