Author Archives: Sister Pat Farrell


Wise Advice from Etty Hillesum

Even if I should be locked up in a narrow cell and a cloud should drift past my small barred window, then I shall bring […]

Posted on May 22, 2016 by

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True Miracles

If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change. – The Buddha

Posted on May 15, 2016 by

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Where Does Prayer Begin?

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness. – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Listening to the Quiet

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope […]

Posted on May 1, 2016 by

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Turning to Earth

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of […]

Posted on April 24, 2016 by

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Seeing through the Beloved’s Eyes

Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom…things you have hated will become helpers. […]

Posted on April 17, 2016 by

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To Bear in Mind the Universe

Just as parents care for their children, you should bear in mind the whole universe. – Zen Master Dogen

Posted on April 10, 2016 by

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Creating a Future

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the […]

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

As Psalm 118 tells us today, This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!

Posted on March 27, 2016 by

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Morning light breaking though to scatter the darkness

Seeking Darkness to Scatter Light

Today is Palm Sunday. It is a day when we hear familiar readings about the Passion of Jesus – a story of his last days […]

Posted on March 20, 2016 by

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