This book, Kirill In His Own Words, has the additional task of presenting the Patriarch, who was enthroned in 2009, in a new light, and perhaps even in a first light, to American readers who may only know of him vaguely through news reports or his political positions.Read More
The limit of our liberty To shape ourselves the way we choose Is much like weather’s destiny, Imposed with scarce a thing to lose.
Though old and gray, I am embraced By nature, like a vibrant vine. That’s why my background may be faced, Fermented like an aged wine.
While paintings and icons can bring us into the presence of the saint depicted, and we can see in these images the same calm, peace, and light of the Holy Spirit that the saint has gained through long years of loving and seeking God, the photograph reveals in a way other images cannot that the saint actually was flesh and blood like the rest of us.Read More
If you are like me, you could drink less soda, give up that cup of foo-foo coffee, not eat at a restaurant one or more days. Then, donate the money you save to a favorite charity. Many charities are hurting.Read More
One day a great movie will one be made of Merton’s life. Merton was no saint, but in spite of all his difficulties he persevered in the faith that had rescued him from the emptiness of 20th century secularism. And in doing, offered through his writing a compelling portrayal of a restless man settling for nothing less than God.Read More
So I bent forward and asked him if he could look me in the eyes for a minute. He looked up and I could see the deep sadness there. So I told him that he should never loose hope, that his seeking after God is not a waste of time and that no matter his struggles, his pain, or his failures nothing could separate him from the love of God.Read More