"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"


Daily Prayers

In these days, when typical routines which structure our day seem to blur or disappear, we might begin to feel disoriented – in heart and mind, if not actual time. Throughout our Christian heritage, people have tried to frame each day with practices of prayer—like portals into the next stage of our 24-hour journey—seeking to remain every oriented by Holy Love within and among us. What follows is a sort of simple rhythm in the spirit of Benedictine practice. Of course, if we find them useful, we can personalize these prayers in whatever space or precise moment we pause and open to God’s presence..

Grant Us Light, Dear God

What has come into being in Christ was life, and that life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:3-5) I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I…


This picture is one of my favorites that I took on our recent Israel/Palestine pilgrimage. It was on the Mount of the Beatitudes, and I was deeply struck by the irony of this image. A fountain of water springing forth from a rock, the words of Christ from the Gospel of John inviting all who…