Abbey Sabbatical

The Abbey is going to take a sabbatical from the weekly newsletters through August. Look for us back in your in-box in early September. Please note: If you subscribe to the daily nourishment, you will still receive those Monday-Saturday during this time. Blessings on the Celtic Feast of Lughnasa! To join us in honoring the […]

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Giving Up a Too-Small God

Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, Another reflection from the Abbey archives for you on expanding our understanding of the divine: Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the […]

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Soul of a Pilgrim Summer Blog Book Tour: The Ancient Practice of Walking the Rounds

  I continue my Soul of a Pilgrim summer blog book tour with a stop at Christine Sine’s blog with a guest post on walking the rounds as an ancient practice of pilgrimage in Ireland.  The tradition of pilgrimage in Ireland is an ancient ones. There are many trails and paths known to be sacred […]

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A Canine Horarium: Praying the Hours with My Dog (a love note)

Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, As I deepen into this time of rejuvenation during my summer sabbatical, I offer you this post from deep in the Abbey archives back when we lived in Seattle and our sweet dog Winter was in our lives. Some of you have been journeying with us since that time. Winter […]

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The Soul of a Pilgrim Summer Blog Book Tour: Video Interview with Christine

This summer I am on a blog book tour to share more about my newest book The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within. I am delighted this week to be interviewed on video by my lovely friend and colleague Kayce Stevens Hughlett at her website Live it to Give it. Today it […]

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Grief as Sacred Journey (a love note)

Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, Thank you for the very moving notes so many of you sent me from my reflection last week on chronic illness as pilgrimage experience. I am continuing to break my heart open to you here and offer another difficult journey, that of the grief of losing a loved one. I […]

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