Tea & Angelus

One of the first suggestions I offer when encouraging a person to make time for a prayer practice is to tie it to an existing habit. Having spent many years in ...

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...

Retreat

  I’ve been leading two retreats the past week at Sinsinawa Dominican Convent. The last days of the Cultivating Sanctuary series will continue when I retu...

Friday Florilegium

Day 25 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. (And yes, my faithful readers, I’ve had to choose not to blog a few times this week in order to ma...

Prayerful Diligence

Day 24 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. A humorous moment with God occurred a few years back as I complained to him, once again, about the writi...