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St John of the Cross

Exquisite Risk: John of the Cross and the Transformational Power of Captivity

Mirabai Starr | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

Sometimes it is in our prisons that we find our freedom. In 1577, when St. John of the Cross was thirty-five years old, he was abducted by his own monastic brothers and incarcerated for nine months in a monastery in Toledo, Spain.

Love Poem to Robert Bly

Mirabai Starr | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

You may never read this, Robert, but I have to write it. I know you know what I mean. I am in my mid-50s now, which must make you over 90. And so I hasten to add this little epistle to the storehouse of love letters you must have received in the long course of your career as a conduit for the mystics, you beautiful, wild, fearless man.

Our National Dark Night Of The Soul

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

We are a nation woven together by eclectic threads of common faith in the truth that all people are created equal. Again and again, our darkest hours have come when elements within our own national body have tested this faith.