Thin Places is an ecumenical newsletter with a particular interest in the contemplative spiritual journey (mailed free to all who request to receive it). Current and back issues are also available here online.
As many will remember, “thin places” is an early Celtic Christian metaphor for those times or places when the boundary between the sacred and the everyday feels “thin,” when God’s presence is more strongly felt.
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Thin Places #74, March / April / May 2013
The Lenten/Spring issue is pushing up from the ground, ready to be seen. It includes a lead meditation, “The Paradox of Silence . . . ”
quotations that it suggested, like “. . . the mood to linger,” “. . . walking together,” . . .
an up-date on the Taizé “Pilgrimage of Trust,” to be held on the Pine Ridge Reservation in May,
simple spiritual practices . . .
“Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen” . . .
a retreat with Esther de Waal . . .
“I believe . . . ,” and more . . .
“It is not over, this birthing . . . “
Thin Places #73, Dec2012/Jan/Feb 2013
Thin Places #72, Sept/Oct/Nov 2012
Thin Places #71, June/July/August 2012
Thin Places #70, March/April/May 2012
Thin Places #69, December 2011/January, February 2012
Thin Places #68, September, October, November 2011
Thin Places #67, June/July/August 2011
Thin Places #66, April/May 2011
Thin Places #65, February/March 2011
Thin Places #64, December 2010/January 2011
Thin Places #63, September/October/November 2010
Thin Places #62, June/July/August 2010
Thin Places #61, April/May 2010
Thin Places #60, February/March 2010
Thin Places #59, December 2009/January 2010
Thin Places #58, September/October/November 2009
Thin Places #57, June/July/August 2009
Thin Places #56, April/May 2009
Thin Places #55, February/March 2009
Thin Places #54, December 2008/January 2009
Thin Places #53, September, October, November 2008
Thin Places #52, June, July, August 2008
Thin Places #51, April, May, 2008
Thin Places #50, February, March 2008
Thin Places #49, December 2007, January 2008
Thin Places #48, September/October/November 2007
Thin Places #47, June/July/August 2007
Thin Places #46, April/May 2007
Thin Places #45, February/March 2007
Thin Places #44, December 2006, January 2007