Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Urgent Prayers

Community member Michelle was involved in a very nasty car accident on Monday evening.

She is home from hospital now, but please pray for her healing - physical and emotional.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

last night

Last night was good, fun, and deep.
A meal, a wine or three, a chat about how we were traveling, scripture, lots of laughing, lots of love.

PS. Chris, Coralie, Michelle, and Matt have joined the seemingly unstoppable snowball called facebook.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Monastic Solidarity

Monastic tradition in action . . .

October 7, 2007
To the Buddhist monks of Myanmar/Burma:

In these days when we are so aware of the suffering you have been enduring, we are writing to express our heartfelt solidarity and concern for you.

We are Christian monastic women and men who for many years have been regularly engaging in dialogue with our Buddhist brothers and sisters here in North America. We are inspired by your courage and dedication to nonviolent resistance in the face of brutal repression. Such engagement for the sake of the betterment of your people is a wonderful contemporary example of the Dharma.

Please be assured of our prayers during these trying times.

The Board of Directors of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue

Monastic Interreligious Dialogue is the North American branch of Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM/MID). an international network of Benedictine and Cistercian monks founded in 1978 to promote interreligious dialogue, giving special attention to the dialogue of spiritual experience. The history and accomplishments of MID, as well as past and current Bulletins, can be found on the MID website: <>.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Heard this before?

What is it you want?
A church without mystery, stripped of ... learning, tolerance and dignity... ?
A church without humility in the face of the ineffable mystery and love of Almighty God?
Services with banal hymns, a debased liturgy
and the Eucharist conducted as if it were a parish bean feast?
A cool church for cool Britania?

(Father Sebastian to Archdeacon Crampton in Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James)