Listen with Your Whole Heart

by David Steindl-Rast on Jan 28, 2019 5:00:00 AM

There is a whole dimension of life to which we have to listen with our whole heart, mind-fully,...

Do We Limit Belonging?

by David Steindl-Rast on Jan 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

Leisure Is a Virtue

by David Steindl-Rast on Jan 22, 2019 5:00:00 AM

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

Everything Is Gift

by David Steindl-Rast on Nov 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Gratefulness strengthens a sense of belonging. There is no closer bond than the one which...

Take Nothing for Granted

by David Steindl-Rast on Nov 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Gratefulness brings joy to my life. How could I find joy in what I take for granted? So I stop...

Growing in Mindfulness

by David Steindl-Rast on Nov 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Is there a method for cultivating mindfulness? Yes, there are many methods. The one I have...

Prayer: Singing God's Song

by David Steindl-Rast on Nov 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Our heart is a highly sensitive receiver; it can listen through all our senses. Whatever we...

The Key to a Joy-filled Life

by David Steindl-Rast on Nov 4, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Joy goes beyond happiness. Joy is the happiness that does not depend on what happens. It springs...

The Good News Is Joy

by Franciscan Media on Nov 1, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Joy is the gist of the Christian Good News. Yet, only if we open wide our senses will we be able...

A Return to Formal Prayer

by Franciscan Media on Oct 14, 2017 5:45:00 AM

I come back once more to formal prayer, to the doxology that traditionally concludes the prayers...