Awareness & Pre-Grieving
We at #SpiritualBookClub are big fans of the Erie Benedictines, an amazing group of women including author Joan Chittister (author of over 50 books). They are spiritual dynamos. Different writers are asked to write for their web site Monasteries of the Heart in a section entitled "Monks in Our Midst." For years I've been writing for this section, out of my deep respect for what they do and who they are. Here's a sample.
I’ve found there are moments that leave me aching for something I know ahead of time, moments and times that leave me unable to formulate words to convey what my heart already knows and pre-grieves. In the Midwest, we know this anticipation, the winter storm warning on TV, letting us know what is to come, what we need to brace ourselves for, before the winds pick up, before the roads get slick and undrivable.... for more go to