Wednesday, July 27, 2011

holy stillness

HT: Jim Forest


  1. Thanks Beth..

    We listen to this monk, look at his life - his 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!

  2. 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.

  3. This is beautiful, Thank you for sharing. I've been following your blog for a while now and I really appreciate every posting.

  4. Wow, thank you, Tarra!

    louie louie is sporadic and a little all over the place lately, but everything belongs!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Great Video. Love thisblog. Keep up the good work.

  9. thank you anonymous. You know, I love it too!

  10. greetings

    good stuff beth

    so this --

    * called *

    to the still

    to the quiet

    By a
    unknown thought

    To a
    unknown place

    By a
    unknown heart

    To a
    unknown mystery

    blessings --------

  11. thanks, bob.
    Your words sound like that could have come right from "the cloud" ...

  12. 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!
    Fr. John (TX)


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