The Fountain Blessèd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spiritof the garden,Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehoodTeach us to care and not to careTeach us to sit stillEven among these rocks,Our peace in God's willAnd even among these rocksSister, mother, [father, brother]And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,Suffer me not … Continue reading Ash Wednesday 2022, Come to the Fountain
Welcome Candlemas and Imbolc
It was 2008 and I was eager for my first Sabbatical. I flew to Ireland and met my friend there. We traveled to visit the sisters of St. Bridget at Kildare and the convent there associated with Abbess Bridget. We drove to sacred sites for the pagan woman known as Brigid or Bride—water wells in … Continue reading Welcome Candlemas and Imbolc
Season of Epiphany January 2022
Wild Beehive discovered in a hollow tree after a storm tore off a branch., Ghost Ranch, July 2021 “Last night as I was sleeping,I dreamt—marvelous error!—that a spring was breakingout in my heart.I said: Along which secret aqueduct,Oh water, are you coming to me,water of a new lifethat I have never drunk?Last night as I … Continue reading Season of Epiphany January 2022
Winter Solstice 2021
I cannot tell you how the light comes.What I know is that it is more ancient than imagining.That it travels across the astounding expanse to reach us.That it loves searching out what is hiddenWhat is lostWhat is forgottenOr in peril or in pain. That it has a fondness for the bodyFor finding its way toward flesh,For … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2021
Where are we going?
I've wondered about this question as we recently watched COP26, the Global Climate Summit end in much the same way. No war time effort to resolve this freight train bearing down on the earth and all her inhabitants. Only a few half hearted attempts by top negotiators to reign in coal and receive a scolding … Continue reading Where are we going?