The Only Solution is Love

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” -Dorothy Day, nonviolent social activist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement   Canticle of Creation O Radiant Earth and Spirits of Nature! I call upon you! Open my heart to love …

Being in Solidarity with the Suffering

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

FOR THE MYSTICS WHO ARE POSSESSED BY THE DIVINE PRESENCE, human sin strikes at the very depth of the soul. Rumi captures the poetic essence of this existential truth: We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures …

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 …