A Holy Hermitage

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life. The Cloud of Unknowing, Chapter 1 Reflection March 29, 2017 It is through the great love and mercy of God, says The Cloud that you are given the opportunity to advance in …

The Cloud of Unknowing

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life.   In the fourteenth century, in a monastery in Leeds or Nottingham, an unnamed monk (most likely male) sat down to write a guide to the interior life for a younger ...

Setting Your Intentions

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Excerpt from Beverly Lanzetta’s Path of the Heart: A Spiritual Guide to Divine Union, Expanded Edition with Commentary (p. 117). BEVERLY LANZETTA © 2016. All rights reserved.

What Is Essential

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Excerpt from Beverly Lanzetta’s Path of the Heart: A Spiritual Guide to Divine Union, Expanded Edition with Commentary (p. 116). BEVERLY LANZETTA © 2016. All rights reserved.

Suffering With Solidarity

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations

The contemplative or mystical soul is sensitive to suffering, and experiences the violation of the sacred in its depth. Since the soul feels more profoundly than the body, acts that injure sentient beings, damage Earth, destroy communities, perpetuate war, and inflict other types of violence open a wound in consciousness. This capacity to experience mystical …