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The Coming

The Coming

The Coming It is Advent.  The ancient longings of the human heart pour out in the liturgies of our religious traditions, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come O come, Emmanuel; come to save us.”  This advent cry rings truer in than ever. We near the end of a very difficult year for our nation and our world.  Let us turn to each other with caring and Hope, […]

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Walk on Earth Gently

Walk on Earth Gently

Walk on Earth Gently The world’s government leaders and members of our human family have been gathered in Bonn, Germany for the UN Convention on Climate Change. Today is the final day of this meeting which has brought together the leaders of nations to provide a comprehensive awareness of the reinforcement and progression of concrete actions taking place all over the world in order to […]

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What Shall We Do With Our Hearts?

What Shall We Do With Our Hearts?

What Shall We Do With Our Hearts? “What do we do with our hearts, confronted daily as we are with so much suffering of our world?”  I ask this question often as I listen to others speak about countless numbers of people and places battered by hurricanes, fires, floods, drought, and the unleashing of senseless violence, deadly prejudice and pervasive injustice. I hear in us […]

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The Heartbeat of our Time

The Heartbeat of our Time

The Heart Beat of our Time… There’s a Garden of Oneness in Zambia, an initiative of the Presentation Sisters, Africa!  It was dreamed and co-created with the village people by Sr. Terry Abraham, whom I met some years ago when I was with her community in Ireland.  We discovered that Terry from India and Mary from the US held in common a sacred awareness of […]

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The River of God

The River of God

On a recent retreat we were invited into prayer and meditation practices in a variety of forms–from both Eastern and Western traditions.  One of our facilitators read from THE SHVETSHVANTARA UPANISHAD before our yoga practice. As a Christian I felt totally at home in what she read from this ancient Eastern Scripture.  I quote below some of what she read. The River of God   […]

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“Portals” Art Exhibit

"Portals" Art Exhibit

We are excited to announce that Sr. Mary Southard will be one of the artists exhibiting her work at “If These Walls Could Talk”, a custom framing and art gallery located in Aurora, Illinois.  This exhibit, entitled “PORTALS” will have the work of the members of the Book Club Artists.  The gallery is located at 32 S. Stolp Avenue in Aurora.  Gallery night is Friday, […]

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Let’s Fall in Love Again

Let's Fall in Love Again

LET’S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN These words have been a kind of “mantra” for me recently. They seem to be one response to a nagging question: “What will wake us up?” or “What will motivate us humans” to learn what we need to learn and do what we need to do to be in a healthy relationship with Earth? We seem to have lost our […]

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One Blue World

One Blue World

Please enjoy the art work and reflection sent by my dear friend Anne Camozzi this month.  Anne Camozzi is an artist & author from Nova Scotia, Canada. www.annecamozzi.com This is an edited version of a blog she wrote for Kairos Canada’s Spirited Reflections Series. For full version https://www.kairoscanada.org/spirited-reflection-one-blue-world-art-healing,  Mary  One Blue World – Art & Healing By Anne Camozzi The image, of my painting, One […]

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Moving Sale News

Moving Sale News

As many of you know, Southard Art will soon have a new home.  The Arts and Artifacts Sale is scheduled for April 7th and 8th from 10am-3pm.  Sr. Mary Southard will be giving away many copies of old calendars that have beautiful prints in them.  In addition, the Aurora Borealis pictured on the right is available as a Giclee Print for $75.00.  This piece is […]

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