Blessings to you this St. Brigid’s Day

... and happy spring as well! Yes, St. Brigid's Day marks the beginning of Spring in the Celtic tradition. For further information on St. Brigid, her day, her prayers may I suggest the following links: http://www.catholicireland.net/st-brigid/ http://www.minogue.com/brigid/prayer.php http://abbeyofthearts.com/blog/2016/01/31/18619/ St. Brigid, [...]

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A Prayer for Water

Each day I can take a shower, fill my water bottle, give water to my dog, make soup, see grass and plants grow, and other animals drink their fill I am reminded of how [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On this day commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd like to share the following from the King [...]

Ordinary Time….

yet not 'ordinary.' This week after concluding the Christmas Season with the baptism of the Lord, the Church entered a period of "ordinary time." Time that is measured [...]

A Solstice remembrance….

 A quote from John Davis as found in Esther de Waal's To Pause at the Threshold: "There is a place within the providence of God for the darkness, the night, the shadow. [...]

So little time and so much need….

December is a month of busyness - however one observes tradition during this month. There is much getting ready and some waiting and time --- does ---- pass ---- and quickly. [...]

A Season of Hope, A Season of Service

Years ago when I began as a hospice volunteer, I was introduced to Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. She was quoted in an article on the role of service in hospice. Her ideas remain [...]

Thanksgiving address

For this week in our month of gratitude, I thought I would share with you the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address. For the complete prayer as well as a history of the prayer [...]

Stand of Solidarity for Peace….

Please join me and other members of the Marylhurst community for a moment of silence and a picture to be shared through Marylhurst's communications in front of the Peace Pole [...]

Remembering Paris (and Beirut and more) – an Interfaith Candlelit Prayer Vigil

TONIGHT!  WEDNESDAY, NOV 18th SOLATIUM, a music ensemble featuring Marylhurst alumni Michelle Wodtli and Art Viloria with friends, will provide music of comfort, peace, [...]

Buddhist Mindfulness – Loving Kindness

In the wake of the horrific events that unfolded November 13th in Paris, it is challenging to focus on a prayer of gratitude. Why? Because there are so many other prayers that [...]