The Abbey Blog
Welcome to The Abbey Blog 2.0, so to speak. In addition to redesigning the website, we are revamping the blog. I’m delighted and humbled to take on the role of editor. My goal is to create and curate content in support of the mission of The Abbey and as a resource to those who visit.
We’ve titled the blog Practicing Presence, a title that could mean several things—creating an individual practice of presence, practicing (repeating, rehearsing) to get better at being present wherever we are, working together in community as a practice of presence to each other and the divine, or whatever these words might mean for you.
At Practicing Presence, we welcome submissions and are open to general submissions year-round. Several times a year we will have special calls for submissions around themed issues. General Submission Guidelines can be found here.
Practicing Presence is published weekly, on Wednesdays. You may subscribe if you’d like to be notified via email each time a new post publishes. Comments are welcome—both public comments on the blog itself as well as comments sent directly to me via email. You may reach me with comments, suggestions, and any feedback you’d like to share at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to practicing presence with you as companions on the spiritual path.
Contemplative Trove: Sharing Opportunities in February and March
By Melanie P. Moore, et al. We are delighted to introduce a new feature to Practicing
On Being Invited into the Reality of Our Own Lives
By Holly Porter Phillips Last fall, I attended a retreat for spiritual directors in Colorado Springs.
What a Year at The Abbey!
By Melanie P. Moore and Rebecca Hall It’s always interesting to see what things look like
Happy New Year! What’s Your Resolution?
By Melanie P. Moore Whether the holidays were everything you’d hoped for, nothing you’d ever hope
Searching and Clearing in Late December
By Melanie P. Moore During this in-between week of late December, when the old year is
Celebrating the Winter Solstice
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re delighted to share a collage of writing and photography from multiple contributors as
Creating a Ritual for a Beloved Pet
[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post about a family’s loss and the ritual that helped guide their way
Introducing Practicing Presence
By Melanie P. Moore Welcome to The Abbey Blog 2.0, so to speak. In addition to