Two Cindys–on Retreat at St. Meinrad

The name Cindy means “woman from Mount Cynthos or Kynthos” (from the name Cynthia) or perhaps, “light” (from the name¬†Lucinda). When I looked up the origin of the name, I expected something a little more dramatic like “woman who empowers,...

St. Meinrad Archabbey Day 2 1/2

I arrived at St. Meinrad Archabbey in the rolling hills of Indiana on Monday afternoon. St. Meinrad is both a town name and the name of the Benedictine monastery that has existed here since the mid 1800’s. The beauty of the setting and the buildings was...

Simple Drawings 2

Like yesterday’s prayer, I’m in simple mode this week. Here is another drawing which promotes praying in color as not an “art project” but a “prayer project” using...

Simple Drawings

Praying in color prayers do not have to be ornate, complicated, detailed, or beautiful. They can be very simple: just a few strokes of the pen, dots, circles, lines, shapes, a splash of color here and there. My prayer drawings sometimes become kind of elaborate. I...

Progressive Prayer

When I was a kid, progressive dinners were a social fad. A progressive dinner moved from house to house–appetizers at one house, salad at another, main course at still another, and dessert at a final location. The guests might be all the same people just moving...