Spoons in the Silverware Drawer

A new blog from Deacon David. I’ll be 75 years old on November 12. It blows my mind. But there’s more. 75, though oldish, is not necessarily impressive. Not all 75-year-olds are smart. Not all 75-year-olds are grown ups. Not all 75-year-olds are good people. (Et cetera.) And certainly not all 75-year-olds make good husbands. ...

Just Sitting

A new post from Deacon David. I announced at the end of mass last Sunday that I would be on “special assignment” from now until Christmas. I had asked Fr. Len to send me out with a simple blessing to learn and reflect. I’ve been deeply curious about meditation. Rev. Kathleen and my spiritual director, ...

A Community of Exhilaration

A new post from Deacon David: I wrote in September about events in our lives, happenings in our hearts, and “religious experiences.” And then Hurricane Maria blew Puerto Rico to smithereens, California caught fire, and two neutron stars collided. Yes—the stars collided long ago and far, far away—but it was real. There was a press ...

Caring for Ourselves

A new post from Deacon David Thomas Paine’s words about experiencing America’s revolution to mind: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Last week’s events tried my soul to the breaking point. The world feels chaotic and my insides are reeling at human suffering caused by nature and by human beings. My soul is ...

Cassini’s End of Mission Plunge

A new post from Deacon David: In the last three weeks I’ve written about awe, revelation, and interior experience. “Awe is the lived experience of oneness with the universe”; [quoting Jesus’s words to Peter] “Flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my heavenly father”; and “Events occur all around us, but events ...

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