Cultivating Sacred Space: Week 4 “Seeing the Light”

Fourth Sunday in Lent: March 30, 2014 Weekly Lectionary Readings This week as we continue on our Lenten journey of “Cultivating Sacred Space” we are invited to see the light in new and inspiring ways. We begin in the Old Testament reading with Samuel grieving over Saul; surely, the darkness that can accompany grief and […]

Prayer: Light a Candle

Candles are a part of worship in so many sacred faith communities, including our own.  Today, you can practice this prayer of lighting a candle virtually.  This international, interfaith site provides a step-by-step prayer practice for lighting a candle.  You can light a candle of gratitude, remembrance, as a prayer for a specific person, or […]

Writing Practice: Spiritual Journal or Blog

Just before this Lenten journey began, I read Pat Schneider’s book, How the Light Gets In: Writing as Spiritual Practice.  One of the most important themes that continues through this book is that our spirituality emerges from the intentionality of our writing…our diligence in moving words from the depths of our soul onto the paper […]

Tallis, O Nata Lux

Text: O Nata Lux de Lumine Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585) Latin: O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi, dignare clemens supplicum laudes precesque sumere. Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis, nos membra confer effici tui beati corporis. English Translation: O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, with kindness deign […]

Visual Reflection: Aurora Borealis

Visual Reflection: Aurora Borealis One of the most amazing natural images of light in the darkness is the Aurora Borealis.  In this stunning slideshow, we see nature’s own artistry of light shining in the darkness. If the aurora borealis occurred in the brightness of mid-day, we might miss it.  The stunning nature of the colors […]

Written Reflection: “The Light of Lent”

Written Reflection: “The Light of Lent” In this article written for the Huffington Post, Sister Joan Chittister reflects from her perspective as a visionary Roman Catholic nun on the light that emerges in Lent. After reading this piece, reflect for a moment. Where is light shining for you during this Lenten season?   What spaces […]