Posts tagged with ‘Prayer’

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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

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisJanuary 27, 2021 Hildegard of Bingen wrote to a monk, “What I do not see I do not know. I see, hear, and know simultaneously, and learn what I know as if in a moment. But what I do not see I do not know, for I am not learned. Questions: How […]

Prayer leads change – reflection and sermon from 9/22/19

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I send greetings from Chuckatuck on the first full day of fall – a wonderful time to be at St. John’s. Much has transpired over the past few days as we pray for our bishop-elect, the Rev. Susan Haynes. There is much to do between now and her consecration but her election helps us usher […]

Praying in our messy lives – reflection and sermon for July 30, 2017

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Blessings to all on the fifth Sunday in July, the end of the month. After a wild end of the week today dawned bright and filled with grace and possibility. We welcomed visitors and received reports from our friends near and far. Our mascot still greets one and all upon arrival (the guinea fowl) and […]