Weeping Tears of Fire

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

IN LIGHT OF THE NATURAL DISASTERS AND PERSONAL TRAGEDIES currently circling our lives, I am reminded of St. Catherine of Siena’s vision that the Holy Spirit “weeps tears of fire.” The weeping of fire—what a way to say it, and something only someone who has been there could write—has no tears because it is the …

Thomas Merton: The Inner Experience

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“ANYONE WHO UNDERTAKES TO BE A MONK knows by the very fact of his vocation, that he is summoned by God to a difficult, life-long work in which there will always be anguish and great risk. If he evades this work, under any pretext whatever (even under the pretext of conforming to an exterior ritual …

Our Life as Prayer

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

A NEW REVELATION OR UNIVERSAL STORY IS NECESSARY TO GUIDE OUR WORLD TODAY, one that respects the biodiversity of life, tapestry of human cultures, and wide expanse of the cosmos. We need to imagine our world in its sacred and prophetic dimensions; in the promise of all religions and spiritual traditions, and in the dignity …

Three Wisdoms for Today

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

  A certain brother went to Abbot Moses in Scete, and asked him for a good word. And the elder said to him: Go, sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.[i]   Amma Theodora said: “Let us strive to enter by the narrow gate. Just as the trees, if they have …