Entries by Mary Pandiani

Good Morning

On the Pulse of the Morning (Excerpt) …Lift up your eyes uponThis day breaking for you.Give birth againTo the dream….Here, on the pulse of this new dayYou may have the […]

Am I Really a Contemplative?

Someday I Will Visit Hawk Mountain By M. Soledad Caballero I will be a real birder and know raptorsby the shape of their wings, the span of themagainst wide skies, the […]


  I will wave palm branches today. Yes, I know they will be burned tomorrow; I know my praise will turn to betrayal. My hope will vanish into terror. I […]

I Call You Friend

Sirach is right.  Absolutely right.  A faithful friend is a “sturdy shelter.”  A faithful friend is a “life-saving remedy.”A faithful friend is “beyond price.”  And so, my friend, I say […]

O Incomprehensible One

O Incomprehensible One, you have taken the sharp knife of this life and hollowed me out. Scraped my insides. Everything taken. Scoured. Empty. You have punched holes in me in […]


The Word was God And EVERYTHING was created Through Him. He chose to become embodied, as fertilized egg, embryo, and baby, To limit Himself And know what it means to […]

A Light Hold

  Strangely after years of more clutching, grasping, weaving, planting – more insisting all remains – blew a gentle breeze inviting something else for tired hands: A light hold. Ego’s […]

Catch Me in My Scurrying

Catch me in my anxious scurrying, Lord, and hold me in this Lenten season: hold my feet to the fire of your grace and make me attentive to my mortality […]

Let Your God Love You

Be silent. Be still. Alone.  Empty Before your God Say nothing. Ask nothing. Be silent. Be still. Let your God Look upon you. That is all. He knows. He understands. […]

Bless, O God, the Ordinary

“My tattered, non-descript, black purse that holds a hundred snapshots Of days and weeks gone by- Of coffees lingered over with friends, The book that cried out to be purchased, […]