April 11: Pause – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for today: Pause The monk in the world knows that holy pauses are essential for discovering the meaning of our experiences. There is no map. We can only drop deep into our hearts to guide us through our next steps. —Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within Reflective Question: Reflective […]

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April 10: Touchstone – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for today: Touchstone We need practices to act as touchstones so they can sustain us during the journey. They help remind us that the journey will take us beyond our narrow visions and connect with the sacred ground of being. We open our hearts and minds to a more intimate connection to the One who […]

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April 9: Discovery – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for today: Discovery Art-making as pilgrimage helps us to understand the arts as a process of discovery about ourselves and about God. When we enter the creative process with the intention of listening for the movements of the Spirit, we discover new insights about ourselves and God. —Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for […]

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Monk in the World guest post: Asther Bascuna-Creo

I am delighted to share another beautiful submission for the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Asther Bascuna-Creo's reflections about the vow of conversion (conversatio) in Benedictine life: Always we begin again – St Benedict On the weekend I went out for a walk with my husband and little boy. It […]

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April 8: Yes – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for today: Yes The feast of the Annunciation remembers Mary’s own pilgrim journey of saying “yes.” She walked into the unknown with only her trust in God to carry her…..What we are not told in the story is the long interior journey of the heart Mary went through before she said yes. This is where […]

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April 7: Call – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for today: Call This call to embark on a rigorous journey of reclaiming ourselves and our relationship to the divine often comes without our bidding. There are many reasons we might begin an inner pilgrimage. Perhaps we’ve experienced a great loss: a job, our health, a dear friend, a sense of identity, financial security, or […]

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