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We at Mercy by the Sea have so much we want to share with you:

  • Inspiring and transformational quotes, prayers, poems, videos and books we discover or rediscover
  • Conversations with upcoming  presenters
  • Resources and thoughts on contemplative prayer, spiritual direction, the second half of life, emerging leadership, creativity, our relationship with nature and much more!

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Talking, Listening, Communicating

When you're living with cats or other animals, a basic system of communication is established over time. There's a spiritual analogy to that gradual mutual education.

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By Anne A. Simpkinson, Director of Communications  | 

The Lover and the Beloved

Dr. Omid Safi reminds us that God is One and we are One as well. Therefore, the love that flows from God to us flows back to God. This realization is where the path of radical love begins.

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By Omid Safi, Ph.D.  |