A Practical Guide for Daily Prayer

A Practical Guide for Daily Prayer

In answer to a recent letter asking me how to pray, I sent back nine prayers that have been a great help to me over the years. It seems  the receiver found them very useful and so did her friends. I thought therefore they may be of some help to you too, so here they...
From Selfishness to Selflessness

From Selfishness to Selflessness

If I have told you this story before, no matter, I want to tell it again. It  was such a great help to me in my own spiritual life, that I am hoping that it might be of help to you too. During a series of talks that I gave to Cistercian monks in the Cameroon, I was...
The Trouble With The World is Me

The Trouble With The World is Me

In his book, Small is Beautiful, Schumacher said, “Although people go on crying out for solutions, they become angry when they are told that the restoration of society must come from within and not from without.” The evil that we read about daily in our...
The Resolution to end all Resolutions

The Resolution to end all Resolutions

A hermit I know used to say, “When you stop falling you will be in heaven, but when you stop getting up, you will be in hell.”  The fact of the matter is, we all fall. The secret of spiritual growth is how long we take to get up again. St Francis of Assisi used to say...

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