Pilgrimage: Cowley Magazine - Fall 2018
“Unless we let go of the familiar, the safe, the secure, unless we take the risk of becoming vulnerable, we cannot grow.”
In this Monastic Wisdom reflection on “Pilgrimage,” Br. Geoffrey Tristram traces the practice of pilgrimage back to the origins of our faith and deep into the inner realms of our hearts.
“We are a people on the move. We may not cover much distance in our lives, at least physically, but as God’s pilgrim people, we are always on the move, slowly but surely making our way through the wilderness of this life, to the land of promise in the next.”
Br. James Koester introduces the issue’s theme of pilgrimage and shares recent news of the community’s life.
“My time in the Holy Land may have come to an end, but the pilgrimage is far from over. ”
Former SSJE Intern Amy Nizolek reflects on the richness of her pilgrimage to the Holy Land with SSJE Brothers, FSJ Members, and Friends of the community.
SSJE’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
“To where are you intrigued to go on pilgrimage? God’s inspiration is behind your intrigue.”
What happens when you visit the “center of the world”? Br. David Vryhof shares reflections on the recent SSJE pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Praying in Places Thick and Thin
“Wherever you happen to be, the possibility of reconnection with God is as close as our next breath.”
Thin places can open new windows in our prayer; Br. Keith Nelson reflects on how the sacred also awaits us in spots closer to home.
“I know there are other men out there, who are wandering, who are adrift, and who are searching for happiness, but always coming up a little bit short.”
A conversation with Br. Jim Woodrum about SSJE’s new vocations website: catchthelife.org
“Imagine nine months paced by the ringing of a chapel bell. Instead of the static and noise of the culture, we share a day infused with silence.”
A glimpse into the SSJE Monastic Immersion Program.