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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #7 Wholeness Comes from the Whole Gospel

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence    When Ignatius devised the Spiritual Exercises, he had a lot of options. As he labored to create an experience, a “boot-camp,” that could lead clergy and laity to significantly deeper spiritual lives, he had many […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence  During my sabbatical, I learned to care less.  And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #5 God is Here/ Now not There/ Then

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence 30 days of 6-8 hours of contemplative silence/day led to 1 very overwhelming sense: God is present. It is nearly impossible to spend so much time with Someone and not experience His gracious and abundant presence–in […]

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7 Things I Learned In 30 Days of Silence: #2 There’s No Christ Without Community

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence   When it comes to silence and the contemplative life, it’s easy to think that it’s a solitary experience. Like being a monk in a cave on a lonely mountain. But it’s not. At least not […]

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