September 15, 2019

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Moon River and Me

The Johnny Mercer lyric that constitutes my title has a deeper meaning for me than his inspiration, the Savannah River. I was recently reminded of the song in an essay, written by Catholic columnist, Peggy Noonan, for the Wall Street Journal...

Searching for God

Have you ever had the experience of being hungry or thirsty, but not knowing exactly what you wanted—a time when you stood looking inside the refrigerator, saying to yourself, “I want something, and I don’t know what, but I do know it isn’t anything...

Thoughts for Amateur Star Gazers

Some years ago a man named Carlo Carretto wrote a book called Letters from the Desert. In it, he describes how, at the age of 44, he joined a religious congregation that actually lives in the Sahara Desert: the Little Brothers of Jesus. It’s their...

Finding the One Our Hearts Seek

The 17th century English poet John Donne is best known for writing “No man is an island,” but he wrote many other things as well, including a story about a man searching for God; the story was Donne’s way of responding to the deep spiritual yearning...

If You Seek The Kingdom Of Heaven

Once there was a group of monks known as the Sleepless Ones.  In the year 430 a Christian named Alexander established a monastery, recruited three hundred men, and divided them into six groups.  Each group, or choir, took turns praising God in song...

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