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“What is Emerging” Reflections

What is Emerging?: An ongoing contemplative process. Read reflections here.

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / February 1, 2024 /
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As we greet this New Year, many of us habitually think of those New Year’s resolutions that we often make and within a few weeks are forgotten. Perhaps this year,…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / December 1, 2023 /
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What seems to be emerging in our broken world today is an increase of online organizations who do not adhere to any one religion yet produce a variety of programs…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / November 1, 2023 /
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The butterfly has always been an amazing and beautiful insect for many of us, and we often ponder the wonderful transformative life the butterfly has experienced. Recently I came across…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / October 1, 2023 /
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We all have those special places that remain in our hearts and fill us with wonderment which we can pull out of our memory at a moment’s notice. One of…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / September 1, 2023 /
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Around the middle of June 2023, the Motherhouse staff and Community members welcomed the Nuns and Nones (N&N) Land Justice team and 40 Community and staff members to a Loretto…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / July 1, 2023 /
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Anyone living today who is not aware of the crisis our world is in has to be existing with their head in the sand. For years now individuals who have…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / June 1, 2023 /
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The Loretto Community at the Motherhouse has the privilege almost every Sunday to celebrate together with song and prayer using a ritual that is profound in its simplicity and beautiful…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / May 1, 2023 /
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Every Sunday I receive “Bulletins from Immortality” in my email from Jan Phillips, who is an author, spiritual activist, storyteller and more.* On March 12, she shared a challenging awareness…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / April 1, 2023 /
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Many of us are familiar with the sermons and writings of Meister Eckhart who lived between 1260 and 1328. He has become popular in the past several years because of…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / March 1, 2023 /
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During the past several years, according to a variety of surveys, there has been a notable decrease of Christians attending religious services and a lesser decrease in other religious traditions,…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / February 1, 2023 /
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The contemplative life, the contemplative self and other titles related to contemplation have been around a very long time. What seems to be emerging in our day is a new…

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What Is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / December 1, 2022 /
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In his book, “The Most Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible,” Charles Eisenstein describes an important truth that ancient cultures taught, and mystics through the ages have kept alive,…

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