Advent Beauty: Gifts of Comfort, Peace and Hope

On December 6, 7 and 8, 2021, I led three Advent retreats at Our Lady Queen of the World Parish. Each evening was around 90 minutes long and began with Mass. Monday December 6, 2021 Advent Peace: Comfort Tuesday December 7, 2021 Advent Peace: Peace Wednesday December 8, 2021 Advent Peace: Hope

Finding Hope in Dark Times

Les Miller leads a series of reflections on Sunday evenings between Christmas and Lent. “Finding Hope in Dark Times” will help us to give each other spiritual support during these hard times. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the first session.  January 10, 2021 – Nurturing Hope in the Middle ofContinue reading “Finding Hope in Dark Times”

Carlisle Cathedral Ceiling

Carlisle, United Kingdom September,  2017 I am fascinated by the ceilings of Cathedrals and Abbeys. Architecture and art must harmonize to evoke a feeling of heaven. These expressions are conscious depictions of heaven or at least thin places. These thin places are the small “s” sacraments that we meet in the world. They are refractionsContinue reading “Carlisle Cathedral Ceiling”

The Lord is My Shepherd

Newlands Valley, Lake District, United Kingdom  September,  2017    The English Lake District was my first home. It was also the home of the Lake Poets. I lived about 100 metres from the birthplace of William Wordsworth. The Lake Poets took nature as inspiration and expressed their closeness to the transcendent in verse. Revisiting myContinue reading “The Lord is My Shepherd”