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Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging

The following are excerpts on prayer are from John O’Donohue’s chapter entitled “Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging” (in his book, “Eternal Echoes“): One of the most tender images is the human person at prayer. When the body gathers … Continue reading

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Somewhere at the edges of night

I Somewhere, out at the edges, the night is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills … Continue reading

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A Way into the Universe

There is no other way into the universe except through the body of a woman. When we see a pregnant woman, we know that some new person is coming here. Everything else remains unknown. Who that person is, and what … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Belonging: Friendship

“In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 There is a mystery to belonging, and it is found in friendship. It does not grasp at ownership – it holds with … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Presence

A Blessing of Presence  by John O’Donohue May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence [longing for the divine]. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses … Continue reading

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Practicum of a Soul Friend: a practical guide This is an exercise to explore what it means to be a soul friend by sharing personal history in confidence and prayer. Each person is take turns in the role as listener … Continue reading

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