Winter 2018 issue of spiritual life/Online now available
By Edward O’Donnell, OCD, Editor
“Icon of the Nativity of Our Lord” showing an intimate family moment.
This issue of spiritual life/Online brings you the wisdom of Thomas Merton’s Environmental Spirituality and a reflection from a parish priest in Alaska on the current “dark night” in the Church and what it means for the priesthood. He challenges us to view this troubling time through the eyes of St. John of the Cross.
The quest for a new priesthood, or perhaps the discernment of a more actualized priesthood in this dark night, lies... in the lived reality of the suffering and death of Christ, that one, true, and authentic priest from whom and with whom all meaning and purpose and existence of priesthood must necessarily originate.”Patrick Bergquist