Thomas Merton: I have to be a No-one

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

My monastery is not a home. It is not a place where I am rooted and established on the earth. It is not an environment in which I become aware of myself as an individual, but rather a place in which I disappear from the world as an object of interest in order to be …

Prayer of Gratitude

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

As we gather with loved ones on this rare and glorious Season of Holidays Let us take a moment to reflect on our gratefulness for the spirit of life for our beautiful earth—its bountiful waters, animals, plants, and for the labor of those who harvested and prepared our meal. May our hearts, joined together, offer …

Howard Thurman: A Christmas Poem

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the …

The Unconditional

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

Most Holy and Unnameable Presence, fill us with the balm of divine love and guide us on the turbulent seas of self surrender. Instruct us in the ways of truth, and fill our spirits with the beauty of your holy light. Please grant us the strength to understand the nothingness, the compassion to confront our …