Category Archive: Spirituality

Living and growing spiritually at GCU.

May 18

The Earth Caring for Us!

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely.  Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dew drop, in a poor person’s face.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si’    We recently celebrated Earth Day but every day is a good day to take action to …

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Apr 21

Mercy and Islam

“Among the privileged names that Islam attributes to the Creator are “Merciful and Kind.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Interfaith relationships have been on my mind lately – particularly relationships with the Muslim community.  This is in part due to the Comparative Theology class I am currently taking here at GCU.  Recent terrorist attacks have also …

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Mar 23

Easter Mercy

For his mercy endures forever.” This is the refrain that repeats after each verse in Psalm 136 as it narrates the history of God’s revelation. By virtue of mercy, all the events of the Old Testament are replete with profound salvific import.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Easter and Mercy In the midst of Holy Week, …

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Feb 11

Lent’s Prescriptive Lenses

“Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Today I offer a reflection on Ash Wednesday’s Gospel reading:  Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18. It had already been one of those days!  I …

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Jan 18

Pope Francis & Interfaith Dialogue

I trust that this Jubilee year celebrating the mercy of God will foster an encounter with… other noble religious traditions; may it open us to even more fervent dialogue so that we might know and understand one another better; may it eliminate every form of closed-mindedness and disrespect, and drive out every form of violence …

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