Tag Archives: Lent

This is my body it will be given up for you

† Song of Solomon 1:7  Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? † Revelation … Continue reading

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Faith or ever Such Sweetly . . . Madness.

The pilgrimage so far has been . . . (she stops to think of an appropriate word) . . . (and then decides to let her reader come up with their own word). But there were several ways in which … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus

                † Crocus Heaven, pushing through the soil on my Lenten desert spring walk this morning. Little pockets of golden nestled treasure and Lenten purple cloaked bulbs, like closed fingers in prayer, wanting … Continue reading

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A Meditation on the Limits of Love

In the winter of 2009, when I was on my R.C.I.A course, our newly instated Fr, led us in meditation. It was a deeply moving and desperately painful and emotional experience. Christ was being sacrificed on the cross, and having … Continue reading

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The English National Ballet and Friedrich Ruckert

Black and White If there’s only one treat you shouldn’t deny yourself of this Lent, then It has to be this Ballet. It is an awkward ecliptic mix of the contemporary and classical and is by no means perfect. But … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion

Bearing the weight of the cross Dragging through hopeless hope and humiliation Until broken of all physical strength Collapsing.  Prayers aspiring. Nailed to the very wood with the iron will of Love enduring The wood once nurtured from the clay, … Continue reading

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The Jungle and the Desert

Last night I watched the 1998 Terrence Malik film ‘The Thin Red Line’.  This is a film that heightens the senses, with its beautiful Pacific photography, graphically intimate camera work, devastating circumstances and soul arousing script. I thought of the … Continue reading

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