Category Archives: Songs and Poetry

A Moment of Blessing by Alden Solovy

A Moment of Blessing Every breath and every blink, Every moment and every heartbeat: Each one, a blessing. This is a moment of blessing. Blessings given. Blessings received. Every trail and every vista, Every journey and every homecoming: Each one, … Continue reading

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TODAY IS The Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

Who Holds the Cross of Christ? Pilate asked Jesus,  “Do you not know that I have power  to release you, and power to crucify you?” (John 19:10)  Pilate thinks he holds the cross of Christ. Jesus knows otherwise.  How we … Continue reading

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Mystic Month:  The Season of Healing

[The Hebrew month of Elul is a 29 period of repentance leading up to the celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a time to seek and give forgiveness.    The month begins at sunset tomorrow August 6, 2013 … Continue reading

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Saint Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) ON PRAYER

[This is the another of a an ongoing series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her.  Last year … Continue reading

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Anything’s Possible – A Mystic Monday Message

Some will look out at the ocean but never set foot past the shore, While others set sail and never look back and go where no man’s gone before.Some people look at a mountain and the fear of it shadows … Continue reading

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Irish Blessings and Toasts on the Feast of Saint Brendan

  May the blessings of light be upon you, Light without and light within. And in all your comings and goings. As you slide down the bannister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way!   May your … Continue reading

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A Poem for Mothers Day 

Mothers Had I been Joseph’s mother I’d have prayed protection from his brothers: “God keep him safe; he is so young, so different from the others.” Mercifully  she never knew there would be slavery and prison, too. Had I been … Continue reading

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A Poem for Mothers Day

Mothers Had I been Joseph’s mother I’d have prayed protection from his brothers: “God keep him safe; he is so young, so different from the others.” Mercifully  she never knew there would be slavery and prison, too. Had I been … Continue reading

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A Better Ressurrection by Christina Georgina Rossetti – Mystic Monday

A Better Ressurection I have no wit, no words, no tears; My heart within me like a stone Is numbed too much for hopes or fears. Look right, look left, I dwell alone; I lift mine eyes, but dimmed with … Continue reading

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Passover

Passover Then you shall take some of the blood, and put it on the door posts and the lintels of the houses . . . and when I see the blood, I shall pass over you, and no plague shall … Continue reading

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