Warm Southern Breeze

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Mary & Martha Shake Hands

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The contest between action and contemplation in the spiritual life is an old one. Just think “Martha & Mary” and you get the picture. Saint Dominic (1170-1221) had the advantage of an early experience with contemplative life to shape his sense that the two impulses should be combined. When he founded his Order of Preachers, the idea was to fuel the ministry of itinerant preaching with a strong dedication to prayer and study. Dominicans today continue to model this unity of purpose. How do you balance the “ins-and-outs” of faith: praying and doing? 

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