Via Ad Deus – Road to God

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The Meaning of Life

Sometime before Christmas I got a catalog in the mail from Great Courses. A SALE catalog.  I poured over it; which classes could I get for $20, $30, and $40.  … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Singing prayers

At the Crop Walk today, I spent some time talking to a Muslim lady who walked with us and joined us for lunch in the sun afterwards.  She was very … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

I Don’t Get That There is Time for War

As Kevin said on Sunday, ‘I don’t get’[when Ecclesiastes 3:8 says], ‘there’s a time for war.’  I don’t get that ‘there’s a time to hate.’  Maybe it is simply ‘another … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Office conversations

My project manager colleague at work is a bright, smart, direct woman. I love working with her. We’ve been going through a lot of change at work, so she and … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reflections on steps taken towards fasting so far

(Posting on behalf of Pietro) Rumination on the Events of Past Weeks Looking back to past weeks, I was amazed that The Boston bombing, Texas explosion, and the earthquake in … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up, and what’s next?

Over the last six weeks, we’ve blogged about our ups and downs with new or evolving prayer practices. Ricky has blogged about how spiritually inspired art can contribute to our … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rosary

I am now the proud owner of an Anglican rosary. Until I got it, I didn’t know the difference between an Anglican and a Catholic rosary. The specifics seem unimportant … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Depths of Grief: The Pietà

Michelangelo Buonarrati (1475-1564), one of the most celebrated artists of all time, sculpted several renderings of the Pietà. The most famous version, a youthful work created from 1498-1499, resides in … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Hectic Step Towards Fasting

(Ty posted this on behalf of Pietro) From a week of quiet and uninterrupted idyllic life, this week has turned into a hectic one when a lengthy research has to … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Forgiveness, in spite of everything

Too many difficult things in the news – bombs, earthquakes, explosions, lock-downs, idiotic Senate votes. So many people hurting. And my boy left again (only for a month this time!) … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crucifixion: Were You There?

Upon entering the refectory of the convent of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano to view Leonardo’s The Last Supper, my attention was immediately drawn to a … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment


This week has been dominated by my work. Not my prayer work, or my life’s work (whatever that might be), but my make-a-paycheck-happen work. I’ve managed to keep my date … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Another Step Towards Fasting

Precious Lord, this is a new day set up  to be closer to you. Guide me be one with you when hunger knocks the door let me experience your grieve … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Humbling prayer

Have you ever been smacked by a book? I don’t mean someone hitting you in the face with a book; I mean reading the words and suddenly have their meaning … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

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