Action and Contemplation: The Story of Mary, Martha, and a Samaritan

My Friend, do you see that this whole incident concerning Jesus and the two sisters was intended as a lesson for active and contemplative persons in every age? Mary represents the contemplative life and all contemplative persons ought to model their lives on hers. Martha represents the active life and all active persons should take … Continue reading Action and Contemplation: The Story of Mary, Martha, and a Samaritan

Sacred Hospitality: The Celtic Spirit and Natural Law

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13 Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes! This is a traditional Gaelic expression of welcome and generosity with roots that stretch back … Continue reading Sacred Hospitality: The Celtic Spirit and Natural Law

Coral Castles: The Remarkable Poetry of Carol Bialock

The Unvisited Lands Go to those unvisited lands. Have your passport ready. Cross the frontier. You won’t need baggage. Test the soil. Taste the water. All you need is a little courage a dash of daring To go into those unexplored vistas of your mind to visit the too-virgin places in your heart.   I … Continue reading Coral Castles: The Remarkable Poetry of Carol Bialock