Pascal, Prayer, and Diversion

 By Dane Neufeld Few writers have managed to say so much with so little as Blaise Pascal in his Pensées. His thoughts on diversion and prayer seem especially apt in our present circumstance. Pascal famously ... Read More...

A Spiritual Tool for Social Distancing

By Mother Miriam, CSM In a large group of people, it is easy to get lost, think your own thoughts, find like-minded thinkers or feelers, and generally plow your own furrow or hitch your wagon to someone else... Read More...

The Unselfish Pastor

A pastor is called according to the ministry of Jesus himself, who gave up his life for the world.


We keep ourselves busy with school and work and play — all to avoid being alone in a quiet room. We fill our lives with distractions to avoid knowing ourselves, to avoid seeing and thinking about what we are, where we come from, where we are going.

The sanctification of Jeb

Blaise Pascal once drew an analogy between man’s relationship with dogs and God’s relationship with man. I was reminded of this one morning.

Formative literature 1

The Facebook thread: books that changed our lives (or some such). Mine tilt heavily toward the modern and contemporary, but God, in the form of truth, meets us through our loves and fears. He finds us where we are, having arrived himself in advance.