Monday, March 26 early morning, the 12th day of my Facebook deactivation to spend more time in Intentional Solitude. I was attending the 6am Mass at the Sacred Heart Shrine, listening to Fr. Ronald Quijano’s homily on “friendship with God”, and how many times, in a real and deep friendship, no words need to be … Continue reading The Gift of a Good Confession
A random Like notification in my email on my last post from 2013 here brought me back to this blog again. (I am surprised this blog has generated 1,397 followers over the last 5 years! Thank you for Following, even if this has been inactive.) It is curious how I still sound like my self, … Continue reading The More Things Change, The More the Really Important Things Stay the Same
I just had to share this, even if it’s from the same resource as the previous post, because it’s on a different but parallel thought track. These are Thomas Merton’s suggestions (highlighting mine) on how to live the contemplative life in a secular world, as capsulized in a talk by Fr. James Conner, OCSO: Every … Continue reading Being Contemplative in a Secular World
How do contemplatives deal with their sexuality? As I grow deeper in my prayer and interior life, I find that it also releases bursts of energies which I cannot totally just channel to my work and creative life, so this bothers me, given my Catholic upbringing; it also makes me seriously wonder and question, given … Continue reading An Honest Question of the Heart
I started reading this book as I was ending my Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW) and I feel very loved and guided by Spirit in my journey. If I learned the fundamentals of cultivating a rich prayer life and intimacy with God, as well as applying my interior learning to my every day life, in … Continue reading Total Surrender
I deactivated my Facebook account again, as soon as my daughter’s fashion design events were finished and I got the photo tags I wanted for posterity. 🙂 Increasingly, every time I go back there, I find that I don’t belong there anymore. I still value catching up with what’s going in the lives of my … Continue reading Disconnecting to Reconnect (Again)
Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
Read: Isaiah 62:6-65:25, Philippians 2:19-3:3, Psalm 73:1-28, Proverbs 24:13-14 In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years. (Isaiah 63:9) Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading… Continue reading Will You Dance?