Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hear and Act, Family

Lectio Divina

"My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it."

Luke 8:21


Finished Priscilla and Aquila. Reading Dorothy Day intermittently for a class presentation next week on her spirituality. Also preparing to read sources on early monasticism for a class presentation the week after next on the development of religious life in the Catholic tradition. Keeping on with the Spanish textbook, maybe to return to the pamphlets on the Franciscan intellectual tradition.


This morning, continuing our class sessions on the history of Christian spirituality. This afternoon, just a little more work on The Caperone. The October issue is basically done pending a final review of content by the editorial director and formation team. Time to plan the November issue. Also this afternoon, watering the garden. An average day with light responsibilities.

My heart is reckoning with its passions, my mind is wandering toward the fundamental things, and I am dwelling, for the moment, in my shadow. A strong desire for solitude is coming over me.

This evening begins our next day of recollection. Our presenter is Most Rev. Thomas Curry, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Curry is a friend of the Capuchins; he gave the blessing before our meal at the gala fundraiser for San Lorenzo Seminary on Sept. 8.


Not what you would expect: calm and sunny on the coast, but stormy in the valley.

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