5 Steps to Refresh and Enliven Your Spiritual Life

5 Steps to Refresh and Enliven Your Spiritual Life

As we creep further into 2019, it’s no secret that many of our new year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. By now, especially with the world experiencing scorching heat and harrowing-sub-zero cold outside, many of us are huddling indoors...
4 Practices of Saint Thomas Aquinas that Influence Us Today

4 Practices of Saint Thomas Aquinas that Influence Us Today

Saint Thomas Aquinas was a renowned theologian, educator, composer, and philosopher. Thomas Aquinas was born in Italy in 1225 (only four years after Saint Dominic’s death). In 1244, he entered the Dominicans, and, in 1245, he moved to Paris (and later to Naples, Rome,...
Reflection: Living the Liminal Moment

Reflection: Living the Liminal Moment

  I first became aware of the word “liminal” in a literary description of the moment just before sunrise, a scene so tinged with the beginning of light and the hint of color that it suggested, deliberately I think, that a new day is an event of magic.  Liminal...
Summer and the Spirit

Summer and the Spirit

There is a poem that calls summer “more eternity-like than the other seasons,” meaning that winter, spring, and fall relate to time-passing while summer represents time-present. Winter is endured more than lived until it’s finally over. Spring, of course, anticipates...
Discover Your Inner Mystic

Discover Your Inner Mystic

Dutch-born theologian Henri Nouwen said that we are all called to be mystics. A team of retreat coordinators at The Mariandale Center in Ossining, NY are helping people to discover that call. The Contemplative Formation Program is an interfaith, twelve-month program...