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Author: Amanda Peterson

6 Lessons from Teresa of Avila on Contemplation and Community

I began reading Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle to learn more about my journey through learning about Teresa’s journey of prayer to union with God. Little did I know sprinkled throughout this very individual journey was the call to reach out and connect with...

Contemplation, Office Politics, & the Rule of Saint Benedict

The verb “contemplate” is defined as “looking at or viewing with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully; to think deeply about; to have a purpose or intent.” Sounds nice. “Politics,” however, is defined as “the use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining any position of...