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Centering Prayer: A Reminder of God's Presence and Love

Centering prayer is like coming home. It helps me remember who I am. In a world that has so many claims on us and that pressures us to be other than who we “truly” are, it is a reminder that we are a loved being, a child of God. We realize and remember that we are literally breathed by Another and connected to all others in a web of care.  All of our strivings for security and safety, affection and esteem, power and control are meaningless outside of God’s love. It is the ultimate rest stop on our journey, where we bring “nothing” and receive everything.

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by By Sue Morse  | 

Garden Reflections on the Unexpected and Unwanted

Once a month, the volunteer gardeners at Mercy Center will share lessons learned, both mystical and practical. Look for these reflections on spirit and soil. Perhaps you might even consider joining us for a chat in the garden and a cup of tea. If interested, please contact Ann McGovern, RSM, at 203.245.0401, ext. 111. 

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by By Jean Golicz, Volunteer Gardener  |