Exploring contemplative awareness in daily life, drawing from and with much discussion of the writings of Thomas Merton, aka "Father Louie".
Thanks Beth..We listen to this monk, look at his life - his solitude...it is so beautiful. We may say "Oh, how difficult his life is, no close friends or family around him - he is a living saint." Yet, how much more difficult is it for us who live "in the world", to make that personal connection with God. That is our challenge - to be one with the Lord, in the midst of many distractions.I really enjoyed this video.God bless!
Yes, me too, Brian.I thought about this monk, Lazarus, for a long time after watching the video. He embodies much that I seek and needed to be here on louie.
This is beautiful, Thank you for sharing. I've been following your blog for a while now and I really appreciate every posting.
Wow, thank you, Tarra! louie louie is sporadic and a little all over the place lately, but everything belongs!
Thank you Beth for posting this very beautiful and inspiring film. The cinematography is awesome. I continue to enjoy your blog.We had Kathleen Deignan (When the Trees Say Nothing) in Vancouver last week to share a week of dialogue between Thomas Berry and Thomas Merton, "Masters of the Soul and Cosmos".Be well... Rob; in Vancouver
Thanks, Rob.That sounds like a wonderful week with Kathleen Deignan. I haven't read that book, but I love what she did with the Book of Hours. Her home base in New Rochelle NY is just a block or so from where my mother-in-law lives. I'd love to hear her speak (or sing).It must be beautiful out there now. I remember being in Vancouver in the summer time, the way the city sits down in the middle of the mountains.
Thank you, Beth. I am going to share this with several Benedictine oblate sites. Oh the beauty and hard work of a life dedicated to God.
Great Video. Love thisblog. Keep up the good work.
thank you anonymous. You know, I love it too!
greetingsgood stuff beth so this --* called *Calledto the stillCalledto the quietBy aunknown thoughtTo aunknown placeBy aunknown heartTo aunknown mysteryblessings --------
thanks, bob.Your words sound like that could have come right from "the cloud" ...
Dear beth,I really enojed this invitation into the silence that surrounds us. I also enjoy reading your blog - you too call me to make space for that loaded silence!peace,Fr. John (TX)
Glad to have you along, Fr. John.
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