Give Me a Word 2020 Prize Drawing Winners

Thank you to everyone for sharing your word for the year! The winners of the prize drawing are: Self Study Retreat of Your Choice Maryrose Coughlin – Divine Kat Dub – Transform Betty Cooper – Becoming Grace McGuire – Listen Donna Summerford Bennard – Healthy One signed copy of The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices […]

Embracing Mystery in the New Year: Ten Essential Practices

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 winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for […]

Give Me a Word 2020

SHARE YOUR WORD FOR 2020 In ancient times, wise men and women fled out into the desert to find a place where they could be fully present to the divine and to their own inner struggles at work within them. The desert became a place to enter into the refiner’s fire and be stripped down […]

New Year Blessings ~ A Love Note from Your Online Abbess

Stop by this link to read W.S. Merwin’s poem “To the New Year” Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, I offer you a reprise of my reflection on Embracing Mystery in the New Year: Ten Essential Practices. Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of […]

Give Me a Word 2018 Drawing Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Give Me a Word invitation! We had almost 360 participants take the online retreat to help a word choose you. Above is a word cloud made from all the words submitted by January 5th. Please note some appear larger when they were submitted more frequently. Some […]

New Year Blessings + Wisdom of the Body (starts in a week!)

Dearest monks and artists, It is a quiet Christmas season for us here in Galway. After returning from a beautiful trip to Prague and Vienna for ancestral pilgrimage, John and I both promptly got the flu. I spent all of Christmas day in bed with a fever, barely able to stand up. We were planning […]

Give Me a Word 2018: 9th Annual Giveaway

SHARE YOUR WORD FOR 2018 In ancient times, wise men and women fled out into the desert to find a place where they could be fully present to God and to their own inner struggles at work within them. The desert became a place to enter into the refiner’s fire and be stripped down to […]