Entering the Temple of the Heart

If the heart is the most authentic temple of God, the truest dwelling place of God, then it is also our true home. It is the deepest and most authentic part of our humanity, the place of wholeness and integration.…

The Temple of the Heart

Today, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. The gospel for this feast tells us about Anna, an 84 year old widow, a prophet, who "never left the temple but worshiped there with…

The Feast of the Presentation

The Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple is celebrated on a fixed date, February 2, about forty days after Christmas. It is one of the major feasts in the church year. The Eastern Church calls it…

Feast of St. John Chrysostom

Today is one of the feasts of John Chrysostom. He became Bishop of Constantinople in 397. His episcopate was, however, tumultuous and short. He was formed by desert monasticism and continued the ascetical life in the episcopal residence for which…

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