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 …

The Emerging Heart of Faith in a Multi-Religious World

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

This podcast is from a lecture I presented in March 2009 on “The Emerging Heart of Faith in a Multi-Religious World,” sponsored by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, World Mission Institute, and Chicago Center for Global Ministries. The lecture speaks about the importance of reimagining our world to hold all religions and spiritual …

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 …

2014: A Year In Review

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice, Prayer, Study

Dear Friends: February will mark the beginning of my free, year-long Invitation to Contemplative Study: Awakening the Mystic Heart. During 2014, in the spirit of Lady Poverty, to whom St. Francis devoted his mission of love, I will be offering, at no cost, a series of podcasts and written reflections on deepening one’s contemplative practice. …

Paving New Spiritual Trails

Beverly Lanzetta Interviews

Last month I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Rabbi Rami Shapiro on his show “How to Be a Holy Rascal”. Rabbi Rami asked me to talk about the mystical experience that opened my soul to a new path – a path devoted to unity and spiritual nonviolence. There are so many people who wish to live …