• A pilgrimage through nature, desire and soul

    Nature, desire and soul — we rarely integrate these well. Yet they are so inextricably linked that how we relate to one deeply colors the others. Indeed, spirituality itself might be defined as what we each do in terms of integrating these three in our lives.

  • Accepting truth, whatever its cloak

    When I was student in the seminary, I had two kinds of teachers. 

  • God’s quiet presence in our lives

    The poet, Rumi, submits that we live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not.

  • The transcript of our trial

    The biblical accounts of Jesus' passion and death focus very much on his trial, describing it in length and in detail.

  • The Garden of Gethsemane

    Several years ago, Mel Gibson produced and directed a movie which enjoyed a spectacular popularity, “The Passion of the Christ.”

  • Our need to share our riches with the poor

    We need to give away some of our own possessions in order to be healthy. Wealth that is hoarded always corrupts those who possess it. Any gift that is not shared turns sour. If we are not generous with our gifts, we will be bitterly envied and will eventually turn bitter and envious ourselves.

  • Groaning beyond words: Our deeper way of praying

    When we no longer know how to pray, the Spirit, in groans too deep for words, prays through us.

  • What dark nights do for us

    After Mother Teresa died, her diaries revealed something that shocked many people.

  • Facing our Maker

    “Someday you will have to face your Maker!”

  • The human struggle with sexual energy

    The church has always struggled with sex, but so has everyone else. There aren't any cultures, religious or secular, pre-modern or modern, post-modern or post-religious, that exhibit a truly healthy sexual ethos.

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Voices

Searching for the right fuel

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Sometimes everything can seem right on the surface while, deep down, nothing is right at all.

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  • Friday, August 1

    “Blessing Space Between the Lines,” writing retreat led by LaDonna Harrison (to Aug. 3), Spirit Mountain Retreat Center, Idyllwild; $. (951) 659-2523.

    “Heaven & Earth: Byzantium from Greek Collections,” exhibit (to Aug. 25), Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. (310) 440-7300.

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