The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world?Who made the swan, and the black bear?Who made the grasshopper?This grasshopper, I mean–the one who has flung herself out of the grass,the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–who is gazingContinue reading “The Summer day”
Sister Joan has written a new poem. Visit goodgroundpress.com for daily prayers, weekly gospel reflections, and more!
High Sierra Moment The Toheemeanders a meadowhome in its grassesto purple perstemmen,blue lupin, orange puccoon,yellow-eyed daisies mirrors at its wide bendgray granite mountains,tamed by distancebut exacting rigorfor every step higherevery broader view I watchthe mountain water flow—so incredibly clear,lucid almost,as consciousas purpose grasped,as transparentas every brown, beige, taupe, copper, ivorypebble in its deep andslip silentlyinexorablyContinue reading “High Sierra Moment”
The O Antiphons are the prayers for Vespers from December 17 through December 23. They are the last signposts on our journey through Advent to Christmas. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar created art and poetry for these seven prayers. The first one, for this Sunday, December 17, illustrates this post. These cards are available fromContinue reading “Pray the Advent Names of God”
We’re working through Proverbs the fall, and the planning this summer has been really fun. Proverbs is a book that focuses on the everyday life. How do we proceed today? How can we build a life that is pleasing to God? We’re focusing on seeking wisdom as a way to get closer to God. I’mContinue reading “Seeking Wisdom”