My most profound experience of being offered refuge and safety by another human being took place in silence. I just can’t put into words how precious a gift it was. And all she did was stay with me. 

– Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE


Way of Love: Daily Practice

Be a safe place for others today. Lend a listening ear.


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  1. Jeanne DeFazio on March 26, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Wonderful Lenten series. Shared this today:

    My most profound experience of being offered refuge and safety by another human being took place in silence. I just can’t put into words how precious a gift it was. And all she did was stay with me.

    – Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE

    Way of Love: Daily Practice

    Be a safe place for others today. Lend a listening ear.

  2. John G. on March 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    It was late afternoon but the sun was out brightly on the west side of the house illuminating the tops of the oak and loblolly pines that surround the yard. I stood on the patio texting my friend and feeling the warmth of the sun on my back as I bent to my phone. Not wanting to go back inside, i started deleting sent emails, realizing as i did so how many good interactions I’d had with my wife and friends over the past several months. I felt thankful for the people in my life and for the beauty of nature awakening all around me. In the morning, I’d noticed the dogwood in full bloom. In spite of it’s slender trunk and branches and lesser height, it has it’s moment to show forth it’s lacy blossoms now glowing in the slanting rays of the sun. I felt sheltered by nature, revived, and restored by the warmth and clarity of the air. It felt as though i were part of that which is given in creation, that I had a place, a purpose, and a home.

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