On Aging

Jalal ad-din Rumi

Why does a date-palm lose its leaves in autmn? Why does every beautiful face grow in old age wrinkled like the back of a Libyan lizard? Why ...

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A Good Hour

Dale Wisely

After playing a good hour, easing the audience into the place we share with God, the leader, years of hard road on his face, put his horn do ...

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Wolf Song

Clarence Kean

Under the fading day star dawn lifts the edges of the night. The light of early morning rides the wind into this rocky chamber facing to the ...

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Silence Is Betrayal

Martin Luther King Jr.

A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their ...

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Prayer For World Peace

Joan Chittister, OSB

Great God, who told us "Vengeance is mine," save us from ourselves, Save us from the vengeance in our hearts and the acid in our souls. Save ...

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Praying In The Back Of The Mind

Fredrick Zydek, U.S.Catholic

There are prayers that slip between our sacred urges and go into the dark places we dare not name. They are with us even when we are not loo ...

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A Mediation on the Presentation (Luke 2:22-40)

Keeping with tradition's law the parents came to bless their child when Simeon at death's door saw salvation's hope - both harsh and mild. F ...

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Creche Clout

Francis Kunkel

Sheep have it, Goats do not. Oxen are in, Hippos are out Donkeys win, Turtles lose. Camels are a hit, Pandas are a flop. ...

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Behold This Newborn Child

Joyce Rupp

Each time a child is born... we sense that life goes on. All is not lost. There is a deep resilience within, stronger than the grasp of deat ...

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