Praying, Singing, and Dancing with Monks and Mystics

If you love the twelve dancing monk icons, you will love this series of multimedia resources we have created! Praying with Monks and Mystics offers a full-color reproduction of each icon along with Christine’s poetry and song sheets in the back to accompany the music created for each dancing monk. Singing with Monks and Mystics […]

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"We Dance Wild" – A Poem for the Abbey by Joel McKerrow (a love note)

Dearest monks and artists, We have had an amazing spring full of travel and teaching. In March we led a group of young adults on a pilgrimage to Glendalough. In April, I went back to the Northwest U.S. for three weeks of leading retreats and trainings. May brought us to Vienna to lead a monastic […]

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The Soul of a Pilgrim Summer Blog Book Tour

For the next eight weeks I am on a blog book tour for The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within, offering guest posts or interviews at a different stop each week. This first week I am interviewed at Carl McColman’s website. Here is a brief excerpt: Can you briefly share with the […]

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Monk in the World guest post: Jacqui Avery

I am delighted to share another beautiful submission for the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Jacqui Avery's reflection on the living as a monk in the world in the midst of anger: Despite numerous attempts over the years to create a more dramatic and exciting persona, the two words most […]

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The Practice of the Holy Pause (love note from your online abbess)

Dearest monks, artists and pilgrims, Modern life seems to move at full speed and many of us can hardly catch our breath between the demands of earning a living, nurturing family and friendships, and the hundreds of small daily details like paying our bills, cleaning, grocery shopping. More and more we feel stretched thin by […]

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The Soul of a Pilgrim NEW Printable Graphics

This beautiful graphic was created by Ave Maria Press to offer a visual summary of the eight practices in The Soul of a Pilgrim. Printable PDF versions are available at this page in both large format and bookmark size. Feel free to print them out and share these with others!

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