The Desert Fathers and Mothers — Center for Action and Contemplation


The Early Christian Church The Desert Fathers and Mothers Thursday, April 30, 2015 The men and women who fled to the desert emphasized lifestyle practice, an alternative to empire and its economy, psychologically astute methods of prayer, and a very simple (some would say naïve) spirituality of transformation into Christ. The desert communities grew out… Continue Reading The Desert Fathers and Mothers

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None of us are completely present. Richard Roher


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None of us are completely present.

So don’t feel guilty.

This is the ideal, the enlightened moments that come now and then.

But we do know that when we are manipulating, changing, controlling, and fixing, we are not there yet.

The calculating mind is the opposite of the contemplative mine.

The first is thought by the system, the second by the spirit.

Richard Roher–Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer