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Invitation to Photography: Hospitality – What will you welcome in?

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Visio Divina practice with our reflection on Hospitality with an image of a threshold, asking what you want to welcome in this year. If you have chosen a word for the year ahead, what qualities does it ask you to invite in? I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold this image in your heart as you go out in the world to receive your own images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to

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Invitation to Poetry: Thomas Merton on Silence

Welcome to Poetry Party #82! I select an image and suggest a theme/title and invite you to respond with your own poem. Scroll down and add it in the comments section below or join our Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks Facebook group and post there. Feel free to take your poem in any direction and then post the image and invitation on your blog (if you have one), Facebook, or Twitter, and encourage others to come join the party!  (If you repost the photo, please make sure to include the credit link and link back to this post inviting others to join us).  

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Invitation to Photography: Thomas Merton on Silence

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina practice with our reflection on Silence from Thomas Merton. I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold these words in your heart as you go out in the world to receive images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to you as a visual expression of your prayer. You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk with the theme in mind and

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Invitation to Photography: Honoring Saints & Ancestors

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina practice with our reflection on honoring saints and ancestors from the story in the Letter to the Hebrews. I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold these words in your heart as you go out in the world to receive images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to you as a visual expression of your prayer. You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for

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Invitation to Photography: Letting Go

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina practice with our reflection on letting go from the story in the Gospel of Luke. I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold these words in your heart as you go out in the world to receive images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to you as a visual expression of your prayer. You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk

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Invitation to Photography: Harvesting the Inner Garden

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Lectio Divina practice with our reflection on the harvest in the Parable from the Gospel of Mark. I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold these words in your heart as you go out in the world to receive images in response. As you walk be ready to see what is revealed to you as a visual expression of your prayer. You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a

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Invitation to Photography: Sacred Ordinary

Welcome to this month’s Abbey Photo Party! I select a theme and invite you to respond with images. We began this month with a Community Visio Divina practice with our latest in the dancing monk icon series of St. Francis of Assisi. In praying with this image myself I am struck by Francis dancing amongst the creatures and in the midst of the construction happening behind him. Being a “dancing monk” for me means to dance with whatever life brings, to yield to the sacred in the most ordinary of moments. I invite you for this month’s Photo Party to hold

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