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Blessings for Christmas from South Africa and Aotearoa

Beverley Osborn of Aotearoa sent this her Christmas card:  Eight hundred years ago, Hildegarde of Bingen said, “Every creature glistens and glitters as a mirror of divinity.” After a night of storms — sleep broken by the sound of lashing … Continue reading

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Go to the ant … poem from South Africa

From the remarkable poet Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa. This personal zoo comes from her 2010 book From Well and from Woe. Go to the Ant… The ant is always hurrying from place to place, appearing industrious; I am the … Continue reading

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Justice and Peace Prayers from Volmoed, Hermanus, South Africa

I share here some prayers from the newly revised Volmoed Retreat Centre prayer book sent to me by Isobel Degruchy. You will find the introduction and then some selected prayers for Wednesdays when the theme is justice and peace. I … Continue reading

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Some prayers from Volmoed, Hermanus, South Africa

  I share here some prayers from the newly revised Volmoed Retreat Centre prayer book sent to me by Isobel Degruchy. You will find the introduction and then some selected prayers for Mondays when the theme is creation. Those who … Continue reading

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Poetry for the Seasons from South Africa

Isobel De Gruchy of South Africa gives permission for these beautiful poems and her accompanying drawings which will by included in her forthcoming book Between Heaven and Earth Poems, Prayers, Pictures Resource Publishers, Eugene Oregon All Rivers Flow to the … Continue reading

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Morning Walk … Thank you for the rainbow

“Ever, indeed, … never enough.” Mark Rideout’s words. Mark of Somersworth, New Hampshire, writes a reflection on one morning walk and combines — awe, praise, wonder, trust and call — a modern-day psalmist. Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa follows with … Continue reading

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Two poems from South Africa

Isobel DeGruchy writes: I wrote an Easter poem this morning, having in mind largely those who neglect Easter these days. In SA Good Friday and the Monday after Easter are Public Holidays so we do have the problem of a … Continue reading

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