Justin Welby is Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury.
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. Continue reading “Mary Oliver – The Summer Day”
Doamne Isuse Cristoase,
ajută-mă ca astăzi toată ziua
să mă lepăd de mine însumi,
că cine ştie din ce nimicuri mare vrajbă am să fac
şi astfel, ţinând la mine, să te pierd pe tine.
The invitation to offer an essay on prayer came as a surprise. I am not a contemplative. My personal history recalls prayer styles that failed to increase my faith or stir my spirit. As a young sister, litanies bored me. As an older one, labyrinths hold no appeal. I explored the charismatic movement, and I profited from its emphasis on shared prayer and scripture, cherishing forever the injunction of the prophet Micah: To act justly, to live tenderly and to walk humbly with God. I walked away from the rest of it because it felt artificial. But each of the three I discarded is a wellspring of grace for others and I am happy for them. Continue reading “Camille D’Arienzo – Essay on Prayer”
Rugăciunea şi închinarea
Î. Ce este rugăciunea?
R. Rugăciunea este răspunsul dat lui Dumnezeu, prin gând şi prin fapte, cu sau fără cuvinte.
Dear brothers and sisters ,
Ten years after a tragic war that left thousands dead and a million people displaced, we once again ask you to join us for the tenth annual International Day of Prayer and Fasting for Kosova.