SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered spiritual guidance aimed at strengthening members' faith amid a world of temptation and immorality and...
Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a...
Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior.
Want to learn magic? In Frederick, you have options
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Julie Skaarup and Catie Peiper seemed predestined to meet. They might even say that their meeting was manifested, their energies calling them together for a higher purpose, even if they didn't know it at the time.
The 31-year-olds met as freshmen in the dining hall at Hood College, where they discovered that Julie lived in a dorm room directly one floor above Catie's. Soon, Julie was trotting downstairs to have her tarot cards read, a skill Catie picked up as a teenager.
STAMFORD — There are many ways to practice spirituality or faith these days. For some, it’s about connecting with nature, while others do yoga, meditate or subscribe to a more traditional type of worship. Others embrace more than one philosophy.
For avid yogis, Matt Ferguson and Susan Bolignino, who are also members of the vestry at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Stamford, yoga enhanced their faith in God and deepened their connection to the rituals ingrained in traditional Mass.
A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that faith and spiritually can enhance your health, and perhaps even extend your life.
Individuals who pray and report greater spirituality consistently describe themselves as enjoying greater psychological and overall well-being.
Pastor encourages sobriety through spirituality
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Fighting addiction — whether it be drugs, alcohol or pills — comes up often during Pastor Vince O'Boyle's Sunday services at Church on the Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
In fact, some of the congregation includes those who have addiction-related problems. O'Boyle can speak as an authority on this topic because he has been there himself. He's a former alcoholic and drug user, but has now been sober for 18 years.
Tatum O’Neal says spirituality saved her life
When sports and spirituality collide: Villanova and Loyola-Chicago, two Catholic schools, in Final Four over Easter weekend
This week is one of the most sacred for Catholics, starting with Holy Thursday and running through Easter Sunday.
But it’s also the weekend that Villanova University, an Augustinian Catholic school, is scheduled to make a run for its second national basketball championship in three years. What’s more, another school in the Final Four, Loyola University Chicago, also is Catholic.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., invites the community to a Lenten Spirituality series sponsored by St. Vincent’s Spiritual Care Department. Chaplain Fr. Al Forlano will incorporate insights on “Becoming Godlike: Growing in Godliness” into his homilies during the noon weekday Mass at the hospital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from March 5 through March 21.
At least once a week, sometimes multiple times a day, world-renowned musician Carlos Santana posts on his official Facebook page (6.4 million likes and counting).
Sometimes, like on Jan. 21, these posts are short and sweet.
“War starts with the letter W/Because it is Weak/Peace starts with the letter P/Because it is Powerful.”
I am a Christian Science Practitioner who also happens to be an artist. It is common for artists to have day jobs, but most Christian Science Practitioners don’t do anything else professionally. However, I have long seen the advantages of cross-pollination, and what I call a “both/and” approach to life.
I find art to be prayer itself, so I never feel torn between these two authentic facets of my being.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Banzai Financial Literacy for grades 6-8, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. A computer-based educational tool that helps teach the value of a dollar and guidance through some of life's financial scenarios. Part 1 is Feb. 8. Part 2 is Feb. 15. Register at 815-939-1696.
Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m. Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive, Bourbonnais.
HUNTINGTON - When students enter Studio 8 Yoga and Wellness on Saturday mornings they typically expect to hear ambient tunes or chanting, but this Saturday, Jeannie Harrison has a new plan. She is launching Yoga Folks, a community of yogis who love great music, according to a news release.
HUNTINGTON — When students enter Studio 8 Yoga and Wellness on Saturday mornings they typically expect to hear ambient tunes or chanting, but this Saturday, Jeannie Harrison has a new plan. She is launching Yoga Folks, a community of yogis who love great music, according to a news release.
Marriage and struggles with religion and spirituality significantly raise the suicide risk for veterans, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Such strains include beliefs expressed by veterans that they have been abandoned by God, that God doesn’t love them or is punishing them.
But no effect on suicide risk was seen when veterans reported positive religious and spiritual connections.
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Saturday Yoga Folks class to merge music, spirituality to aid those in recovery
HUNTINGTON — When students enter Studio 8 Yoga and Wellness on Saturday morning they typically expect to hear ambient tunes or continual chantings of OM, but this Saturday, Jeannie Harrison has a new plan. Harrison is launching Yoga Folks, an uplifting and fun community of yogis who love great music.
New ‘TREK’ trailer taps into hilarity and spirituality with ‘Mormon cosplay’
If you grew up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, odds are you’re familiar with the concept of a pioneer trek — countless youth groups donning pioneer duds and dragging handcarts across desert trails to tap into the spiritual experiences of their faithful ancestors.
LA CROSSE — The Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., offer the following resources for grief support:
The Grief Circle will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Feb. 6-27, with facilitators Lesley Stugelmayer and Jean Pagliaro. This group is for those who are grieving the death of someone they loved and is designed to be a safe place to share thoughts, feelings and concerns. The cost is $15 for all four weeks; the registration deadline is Jan. 23.
‘Blue Like Jazz’ takes on spirituality from post-modern, personal viewpoint
I mentioned at a Christmas dinner that a friend had attended Reed College. A guest mentioned a book with stories about Reed. My wife gifted me with "Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality" (2003) by Donald Miller, a campus ministry speaker. I read this book with skepticism, as "spirituality" is an elusive phenomenon.
Youth is served: Springville Museum rebrands seasonal youth art show, emphasizes spirituality
From Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and more, the holiday season holds a special meaning for many, with diverse backgrounds and beliefs creating a unique cultural experience each winter.
Barbara Scherek, lifelong nurse and teacher, dies at 78
She had travelled the world, taught scores of nurses and helped lead a major Twin Cities nonprofit, but Barbara Scherek wanted to learn more.
So at age 78, she began studies to become a certified holistic health coach, graduating the following year. It was part of a lifelong quest to know herself and learn how to help others.
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First United Methodist Church of Baraboo will host the first installment of a three-part class Sunday that ties together personal finances and spirituality.
Led by William Greenhalgh, a local estate planning attorney, financial adviser and member of the church, the course will offer a combination of biblical teachings and contemporary strategies to help participants achieve financial security.
The students who fill the 150 slots in the inaugural class of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian will get to simulate medical procedures on mannequins so lifelike they breathe and blink.
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LIHUE — Resource for Christian Spirituality, based on Kauai, recently launched an online Bible study community. The study is based on the book, “We Make the Road By Walking” by author Brian McLaren.
The community will be hosted by the Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen, director of ReSource for Christian Spirituality.
“This is going to be an exciting project and experiment in community and in stretching ourselves,” she said.
The weekly study will run for 52 weeks. People can join anytime.
African-American music provides the backdrop for faith-filled Sunday at MAUFC
Mount Airy United Fellowship Church, 701 W. Johnson St., combined sermons, spiritual healing lessons and traditional African-American music to host a daylong faith-filled Sunday recently. Before the morning worship service was their traditional “Coffee with Jesus” and holistic spirituality lessons through their Academy of Life ministry.
Healing to the African-American community can come from returning to long-held spiritual traditions. This was the message when Ghanaian royalty and members of the Washington, D.C., temple of Ausar Auset came to Philadelphia recently. The “Divine Kingship of Asante Royal Reception” took place at the local Ausar Auset Society, 6008 Germantown Ave. in Northwest Philadelphia on Sunday.
Laughter, chatter, oohs and aahs — some tinged with foreign accents — rang through the halls of Immacula Monastery and Spirituality Center recently.
There women of various ages, donned in the garb of their order highlighted by colorful aprons, transformed boiled eggs into Easter delights.
The occasion was the sisters’ Easter egg coloring party, an annual event that allows them to participate in an activity that is both significant and fun.
A story is told of a rabbi who, after leading an early evening minyan at his temple, went home to share a late supper with his wife.
As he began to eat, his wife asked, "Did you teach any torah today at the minyan?"
In between bites, the Rabbi answered, "I spoke briefly about sin."
Then, smiling at his wife, he said, "I came out against it."
Found while cycling Boston’s streets: A new spirituality
BOSTON (AP) — Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment.
For the Rev. Laura Everett, her daily 6-mile commute is a way of connecting to her adopted city, its residents, and her sense of community and vulnerability.
Instead of hopping on the subway and popping up in another part of town, Everett said, bicycling has exposed her to the warp and weft of Boston's neighborhoods and the people who animate them.
For more than two years now, a unique group has met once a week in a downtown Aiken bar to have some beer and discuss spirituality.
God On Tap began with about six members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aiken, said Steve Behnke, group member.
The group started small, but over time it has slowly grown to be nearly 20 members strong, Behnke said.
La PORTE — Do You Have Life Struggles? Are some of the difficult things we go through in life actually helping us grow spiritually? Why do these struggles have to be a part of our lives… what’s their purpose? Do life's tests and hardships benefit us in the long run?
Spirituality as seen through the classic “enslavement triangle” is one of the missions of Contra Mestre Chicago Murray. Through Capoeira de Angola Murray showed there is a link between the spiritual practices of those in the African country known as Angola, with the enslaved Africans who were brought to Brazil, and even to those who learn the spirituality, martial arts and dance that tie them with kin in the United States.
At the Wednesday "Night of Worship" at Five:Nineteen Church in Beaumont, about 25 green star-shaped balloons float around the room, each with a church member's photo attached.
About a dozen members walk around picking up the photos and praying while another member plays the piano and sings. Some kneel or sit on the upside down milk crates scattered across the floor.
GREENWICH — Children from wealthy families might actually be poorer in spirit than those from other demographics, said Lisa Miller, a professor of psychology and education at the Columbia University Teachers’ College.
Blacksmith creating artwork for new Saint Al’s
GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) — Getting around blacksmith and artist Susan Madacsi's workshop requires some squeezing right now.
Long, large tables take up the middle of the main area and are covered with half-finished panels for the art piece, "Stewardship of the Creation," Madacsi is creating for the new Nampa Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. The hospital is scheduled to open by early summer.
Forum on Faith: A diverse religious community provides light in the darkness
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tsu
This is the inspirational phrase that provided me the courage to embark on a year-long journey at this time last year. My goal was to define my personal spirituality and come to better understand my purpose in this lifetime. I hoped to take part in events that would allow me to learn more about the different faiths in my area, both Christian and non-Christian.
CareView Community Church: Emphasizing the spiritual journey of the flock
CareView Community Church captivates people with a prescription of realness and an emphasis on spirituality over religion.
Located in Lansdowne, CareView’s atmosphere is a laid-back one, that is led by the Spirit and offers the essentials of a Christian experience.
New ministry finds heart in Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — About a year ago, Keith and Veronica Evans, a couple in faith and marriage, began the process of furthering their spirituality by taking the formal steps to become faith leaders.
Connecticut university gets $4M donation from Trump’s sister
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield University has received a $4 million donation from the sister of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the university said Wednesday.
Maryanne Trump Barry is a federal judge who sits on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania.
Senior Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, the 78-year-old sister of Republician presidential candidate Donald Trump, has given Fairfield University a $4 million gift.
Barry, a senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, is a long-time supporter and 2011 honorary degree recipient, of the Fairfield, Conn.-based university.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — People from across the U.S. have gathered at a Fort Wayne dance studio for a weekend retreat with a spiritual dance group.
Kim Miller, a volunteer with Fort Wayne Dance Collective who helped organize the three-day event, tells The Journal Gazette (http://bit.ly/2aJZF3d ) that Dances of Universal Peace is a spiritual path that honors all of the world's major religious beliefs.
They sang, they danced. They laughed, they smiled.
It was a peaceful atmosphere Sunday inside Fort Wayne Dance Collective as people from across the country gathered for the final day of a a weekend retreat with Dances of Universal Peace.
Dances of Universal Peace is a spiritual path that honors all of the world's major religious and spiritual beliefs, said Kim Miller, a volunteer with Fort Wayne Dance Collective who helped organize the three-day event. Miller has...