Posts tagged with ‘Kathleen Norris’

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Reflection on The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris, 2/10-11/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 10-11, 2021 – The Paradox of the Psalms The Psalms are surprising when we think about (1) their place in scripture and worship, (2) the way they are raw expressions of emotions. The Psalms are not neat and clean statements – rather psalms express the full range of human emotions and […]

Reflection on The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris – 2/9/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 9, 2021 Questions up front – mostly rhetorical but still worthy of contemplation. What is it that prevents us from embracing community and draws many of us to depend on personal wealth? + Note, I am guilty too.+ I feel the dominant thing that drives us to amassing personal wealth is […]

Reflection on Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk 2/8/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 8, 2021 Wondering aloud; how do we make our worship more inclusive and how we honor the outsider in our midst in worship? Norris offers this reflection about the St. John’s monastery in Minnesota, “they [the monks at St. John’s] always invite a person from outside the monastic community to do […]

Reflection on the Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris – 2/4/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 4, 2021 Exile, Homeland, and Negative Capability By Eavan Boland in Object Lessons Exile, like memory, may be a place of hope and delusion. But there are rules of light there and principles of darkness… the expatriate is in search of a country, the exile in search of a self. By […]

Reflections on The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris – day 5

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 3, 2021 “…in the deep silence…” φωτισμός – (photismos) come to light The following observations are on Kathleen Norris’ reflections on All Saints and All Souls Days and the Feast of Gertrude the Great. All of which fall in early November. Observations Norris reflects, “we pray for the ‘faithfully departed,’ but […]