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Helen Siegl’s mosaic for Advent shows a peace freely given.
What is a basic human approach to happiness? Gratefulness, a common root of spiritual practice.
Need some holiday gift ideas? Here are some, including a new book of Br. David's A Good Day meditation.
Gratefulness "changes the power pyramid under which we live," says Br. David at his TED talk.
A spirited music video - Grateful: A Love Song to the World - for all age groups! Scroll down to "NEW"
This Thanksgiving let us dream of a world uniting in an overflow of gratitude.
Brother David's Thanksgiving Song is a song for all seasons.
In the midst of hectic holiday travel, moments of poignant sharing can bring us home to each other.
What is the most important task for our high school coaches? Scroll down to the links here to find out.
Hanukkah comes early this year! Send an e-card to a loved one.
Some simple gratefulness practices can deepen your happiness groove.
ANG*L Board members Linda Larsson and Dale Biron talk about why gratefulness matters on the Joan Kenley show.
Our favorite season -Thanksgiving! Send an e-card to a loved one whether near or far.
Can religions again become doors to that mystic happiness from which they spring?
How can you help after the typhoon? See GratefulNews for this and much more.
Light a candle for the people of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.
Br. David, ein Portrait, Teil 1: Jugend in Österreich (auf Deutsch).
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In this remarkable account, what begins with frantic tears becomes an opportunity to recognize that "not everything is lost."
Imagine giving thanks for four solid days!
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Is there in our psyche one basic condition that accounts for genuine human happiness?
Our biggest blessings sometimes come in devastating disguises.
In these audio files from a talk at Cornell University, Br. David speaks about "The Life of Faith and the Future of the Planet."
Along with carving jack-o'-lanterns and planning treats, be sure to send some unique Halloween ecards!
This month's GratefulNews is about renewing hope through courage, compassion, kindness, and resilience.
Mindfulness of what is precious in life can help us steer clear of compounding our suffering.
When we let go of judgment, we may receive more of a treat than we anticipated.
Dec 10, Heavenly Birthday of Thomas Merton — On December 10, 1968, Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and spiritual writer, died in Bangkok. He had written: "The grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference." »
Dec 10, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anniversary — This U.N. document, adopted on December 10, 1948, recognizes and strives to protect the fundamental rights of all people worldwide. »
Dec 10, Birthday of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1982) — French composer, visionary, and organist, who declared himself to have been "born a believer" despite being the son of agnostic parents. His musical works are uniquely complex and expressive of his mystical nature.
Dec 10, Birthday of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) — American poet whose 1,800 poems were published posthumously – with only seven of those making it into print during her lifetime – giving layers of meaning to her phrase, “I dwell in possibility.” »
Dec 11, Birthday of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) — French romantic composer, critic, and conductor known for his orchestral color and instrumentation. Berlioz was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1830, the year his Symphonie Fantastique premiered.
Dec 12, Feast Day of our Lady of Guadalupe — In 1531, near Mexico City, an indigenous peasant named Juan Diego met a beautiful woman surrounded by a ball of light who identified herself as Mary. According to traditional account, on December 12th her image miraculously appeared on his cloak.
Dec 13, Birthday of Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) — American Episcopal bishop and preacher who supported freeing of slaves and giving votes to those freed. Composer of the hymn "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
Dec 13, Feast Day of St. Lucia — In Sweden and Norway, this day honors the turning tide of winter and return of the light. Traditionally, a young woman in a white gown with red sash and a crown of lingonberry twigs and blazing candles wakens her family with saffron rolls and coffee. »
Dec 14, Feast Day of St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) — Spanish mystic, spiritual director, rector, reformer, prior, and poet; patron of diocesan priests. We read with gratefulness these words of St. John's, "In the evening of life, we will be judged on love." »
Dec 16, Birthday of Jane Austen (1775-1817) — English novelist known for her penetrating characterizations and analysis of middle-class morality. Austen’s works include Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Emma (1816). »