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Author Archives: In Honor of Connie May
Reflections on Palm Sunday
The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion March 20, 2016 On this coming Sunday, the Church will bring us to what may be one of my favorite Masses and my favorite sets of Scripture readings in the entire liturgical year: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, popularly known simply as ‘PalmContinue reading “Reflections on Palm Sunday”
Connie moved into the Ark in 1996. Her office was on the fourth floor. The trees around The Ark created a quiet, natural space that was perfect for contemplation. And yet, Connie encouraged all to practice contemplation often and wherever you are at! “Contemplative” describes a way of living, a way of loving, a wayContinue reading “Contemplation”
Connie’s Book Reviews
Click here to go to Book Reviews Connie May was an avid reader. She would read sometimes 3-7 books aweek. When she finished a book, if it was worthy of her standards, she would write up a review and post it on her website, TheArk1.com Since her passing in 2019, I have been trying toContinue reading “Connie’s Book Reviews”
All Are Welcome!
Can you imagine the leaders of your church all agreeing to post a letter like this? We can hope! Father Glen, Church of the Good Shepherd in Erie, PA writes: We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor. We welcome those whoContinue reading “All Are Welcome!”
You are invited to a weekly Zoom contemplative discussion on Richard Rohr’s book, “The Universal Christ.” Starting Feb. 27, 2020, 7-8:30 CT for nine weeks through Lent-(skipping Maundy Thursday), we will be using the Insight Group Guide as outlined in “The Universal Christ-Web Guide” for our discussion guidelines. A free copy of this style ofContinue reading “Lenten Discipline”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
TEILHARD’S FEAST DAY Easter fell on April 10 in 1955. That sunny day in New York City, Teilhard de Chardin arose, made his morning meditation, attended Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with his friend Rhoda de Terra and her daughter, went with them to Central Park in the afternoon, and eventually retired to Rhoda’s apartmentContinue reading “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin”
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. My New Year’s Resolution was to update the website for Connie. Since she has passed into Heaven, we have been still meeting weekly. Connie had kept the website “The Ark” up-to-date with the study guides for our weekly discussions. Connie May started preparing Lectionary StudyContinue reading “Under Construction!”