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Connecting to the Divine Feminine Within Each One of Us

Mary Magdalene…the lady in red…the color of fire and blood; energy and primal life forces. For many, she represents Mystery since there is very little of her that is written in certainty; some of what is written is fabricated by historians or channeled through psychic mediums.

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By Catherine Steinberg  | 

A Promise of Something More

It’s hard to believe that Advent is half over and I still struggle to embrace it! Everything else grabs my attention during this busy time: ministry at Mercy by the Sea, Christmas shopping, and other numerous commitments. It is so hard to be human!! Maybe that is a clue to the meaning of this season…

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By Eileen Dooling, RSM, Executive Director  | 

Listening for the Heartbeat

On the first morning of the School of Celtic Consciousness, I found myself in conversation with an unexpected partner. I stepped out of the meeting hall into bright July sunshine with an invitation to listen to my surroundings with more attention.

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By Rev. Patrice Ficken, M.Div.  |