Reflections on Resurrection

Happy Easter! Thank you for Cultivating Sacred Space with us during this holy season of Lent. I hope that you have found glimpses of Divine Presence in these practices, and a space of growing awareness of the present and persistent love of God filling all your days. Here is an Easter gift for you, one […]

Cultivating Sacred Space: Daily Practices for Holy Week

Lectionary Reading for Palm Sunday The week begins:  the palm branches are waving and the cries of “Hosanna!” can be heard resounding.  We can get caught up in the crowds, the celebration, the hope of glorious salvation.  But the triumphant entry is only the first step of this journey that we begin together through Holy […]

Holy Saturday: Keeping Vigil

A Written and Visual Reflection for Holy Saturday: Today, we cultivate sacred space as we keep vigil together in this Holy Week: First, a visual and poetic reflection this Holy Saturday by Jan Richardson, author of the Painted Prayerbook: Visual Reflection: Enduring On this holiest of days on our journey together, we experience the transformative […]

Maundy Thursday: Footwashing, Faith, and Justice

Some of you may remember that it was last year, on Maundy Thursday, that Pope Francis made a deliberate choice in his own ritual of footwashing on Maundy Thursday.  Instead of esteemed or socially “worthy” footwashing, he washed the feet of two young women detained at a juvenile detention center.  He didn’t do it to […]

Reflection: Vastness and Smallness

The journey of Holy Week is one of vastness, and of smallness. How vast is the nature of God’s love for all of God’s people. How small are we in the great sea of time and space. How vast is the Universe of interstellar space. How small are we on this small earth, our island […]