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Encountering the Word — Psalm 84:1-4

Photography © by Andy Coan

Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O […]

Encountering the Word – Psalm 84:2-5

"King David in Prayer" by Pieter de Grebber

How lovely your dwelling, O Lord of hosts! My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord. My heart and flesh cry out for the living God. As the sparrow finds a home and the swallow a nest to settle her young, my home is by your altars, Lord of hosts, my king and my God! Happy are those who dwell in your […]

The Interior Life of Prayer – Going Deeper

St. John of the Cross

by Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles A typical day in most people’s lives is usually pretty ordinary. We wake up, get up, get going, and then continue through the day with the thousand and one habits and routines that fill our waking hours. Some days can fly by so rapidly that […]

Are We Happy Yet?

Catechesis Corner – Are We Happy Yet Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, followed her yellow brick road to find happiness. Charlie Brown summed up his thoughts on the topic of happiness with his statement, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Ah, elusive happiness. Just when we think […]

The Search to Understand Began with Seven Haunting Words

Going Deeper – The search to understand began with seven haunting words. by Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. Recently an evaluation form with seven haunting words written across the page was turned in to our retreat office following a retreat at Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, California. It read, “Go deeper, Sisters. We can take it.” These seven words reveal […]