Elizabeth Diaz  suggests three ways in which Pope Francis nurtured an environment for “for openness and discussion” at his recent Synod on the family:

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(This post originally appeared at “Spiritually Speaking” http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091)

Wednesday is my holy day.

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Benedictine Retreat Salt Spring Island, BC
Friday 3 May – Saturday 4 May 2001

Saturday 4 May 10:00 a.m.

Work not to own your heart but to let it flow out.

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I expect the Synod just concluded in Rome this past week has probably received a little more publicity than we can expect from the one that will convene  on Friday this week in Oak Bay, BC.

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Jane Seymour is an English actress perhaps best known for her performances in the James Bond film “Live and Let Die,” as well as the films “Somewhere In Time,” “East of Eden,” “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World,” and “War and Remembrance.”

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Alain de Botton recently posted  at “The School of Life” some provocative and wise thoughts on the value of melancholy.

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Benedictine Retreat Salt Spring Island, BC
Friday 3 May – Saturday 4 May 2001

What kind of energy am I in?

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(The following post originally appeared in the Print Edition of the Victoria Times Colonist Newspaper
and at the “Spiritually Speaking” blog: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091/the-spirituality-of-staying-put-1.1431845
)

Twenty-seven years ago this week I moved back to Victoria after a decade’s absence.
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Benedictine Retreat Salt Spring Island, BC
Friday 3 May – Saturday 4 May 2001

Friday 3 May

The horizontal and the vertical meet in the NOW.

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It is all I really want to know. It is the only experience for which my heart cries out.

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