Observing Celtic Advent & Liturgical Time

I studied for my MDiv at a school embedded in a monastic community. Each day, we gathered for prayer under the guidance of the church calendar. Time itself was ...

31 Days on Cultivating Sanctuary

In December 2008, I published the first post to my blog. At the time, I was living in a large apartment building in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood of Boston ...

Good Friday

My homily for Good Friday, St. John's Episcopal Church. Where are you tonight? The first answer is St. John’s, April 19, observing the Triduum–these three...

Friday Florilegium

From the margins of a 9th century manuscript comes today’s Florilegium: the joyful poem by an unnamed Irish monk about his cat, Pangur Bán. (Some of you w...

Ordinary World

My students are reading Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. A delightful, restful book, she ties the daily activities of waking up and making beds ...

Leaving Sanctuary, Part One

Day 26 in a series on Cultivating Sanctuary. While cultivating sanctuary space and time is incredibly important in a world where such intentional practice is of...