It's Not about Perfection

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 18, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Perfection is not what being human is about. Perfection is simply not attainable in the human...

Leisure Is a Virtue

by David Steindl-Rast on Jan 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM

We tend to think that the opposite of work is leisure. Leisure is not the opposite of work; play...

Learning Spiritual Discipline

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 16, 2020 5:00:00 AM

 

In the spiritual life, we are meant to prod our souls to regular discipline so that in doing...

Do We Limit Belonging?

by David Steindl-Rast on Jan 15, 2020 5:00:00 AM

All morality that was ever developed in any tradition in the world can be reduced to the...

What the Desert Monastics Knew

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 14, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Clearly one of the pillars of the spiritual life, as far as the Desert Monastics were concerned,...

The Soul Desires, Loves, and Lets Go

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 13, 2020 5:00:00 AM

An ego response is always an inadequate or even wrong response to the moment. It will not deepen...

God Desires Our Happiness

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 12, 2020 5:00:00 AM

How helpful it is to see sin, like addiction, as a disease, a very destructive disease, instead...

Success Isn't Everything

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

I cannot pretend to understand God, but this is what I see: People who have moved from seeming...

The Genius of the Twelve Steps

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 10, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The absolute genius of the Twelve Steps is that it refuses to bless and reward what looks like...

Love Responds to Love

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM

We have been graced for a truly sweet surrender, if we can radically accept being radically...