Dedication

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

by Rainer Maria Rilke I have great faith in all things not yet spoken. I want my deepest power feeling freed. What no one yet has dared to risk and warrant will be for me a challenge I must meet. If this presumptuous seems, God, may I be forgiven. For what I want to say …

The Mystic Soul

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

Until we have looked in the face of our own suffering, and through suffering have understood something of the universal suffering, we will not understand compassion, which is the road to our joy and our liberation. Never free from the glory of the unitive vision of reality, the mystic is defined as one who feels …

Litany for Peace

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

We have prayed for peace, Unknowing of what we truly ask. Peace cannot come into the house Where love is unwelcome. Peace cannot come into the land Where injustice and oppression live. Peace cannot enter or be fostered In souls that still engage in dispute Peace does not come meekly and unarmed. Peace needs the …

Thoughts on Solitude

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“No writing on the solitary meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind and the pine trees. These pages seek nothing more than to echo the silence and the peace that is heard when the rain wanders freely among the hills and forests. But what can …

Inner Monastery Meditation

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures, Practice

If you have already listened to this month’s podcast, you have heard my Inner Monastery Meditation. For this month’s discernment, I have recorded just the meditation in the hopes that it will help you find that singular path. Below is one of my favorite prose poems from Thomas Merton (I read in the podcast). May …