An ungracious man is like a story told at the wrong time, which is continually on the lips of the ignorant. (Sirach 20,19)
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When our vision is smaller than the possibilites placed before us,
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There are treasures to be found,
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We often wish simple answers . . .
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Journeys often come with surprises.
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Since we should never undertake an adventure without companions,
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Remembering brings to life that which is within us.
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Long journies deserve moments to pause and reflect on what we have been, what we have seen and whom we have encountered.
Read more … The first reflection of a sevenfold series
Do we deal with our heritage as Christians
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From time to time we offer you small »treasures« to celebrate life.
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Can we create something - free and mindful for ourselves -
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Is empathy in humanitarian questions a risk
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We often experience our weakness as something shameful.
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If the feeling of being lonely creeps up on us
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Ascension is the feast where we learn to let go of the old in order to enter into the new.
We should not pour out our passion
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Perhaps we can learn from children
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Death and life - how close together they lie.
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The two-fold call of our name
When storytellers pass on, no true lover of the story
During this »holy spring« we are challenged anew,
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If we see without seeing
In view of the deep divisions in our Church, we need to ask ourselves a question:
What could help when when we keep doubting salvation after our experiences with human beings?
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The time »between the years« can be an invitation
Read more … Our reflection for the Christmas season.
When we complain about the hectic and stressful days of Advent
When God tries to break into our lives, will we be able to say afterwards, »God survived the incursion.« ? Today a new Advent impulse: »How does the name of Mary shine in us?«
Moreover, the »24 words for those who journey« begin today.
Read more … December 1st: Advent is dawning at Siebenquell.
In our new reflection we want to introduce to you a woman
Read more … Musings on Ruth
We are used to demand signs from God, insisting that God shows us something impressive.
Can we practice with God to say NO to all that threatens life,
Usually we are interested in the results,
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Amidst the sorrow and strain of life, where will we hear and heed the voice that says
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To our astonishment
Everyday we are invited to stand at the cradle of time
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Are we able to regard these summer weeks, full of light, as an invitation
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Often we moan about »whirlwinds« in our communities or relationships
Sometimes we experience an interweavy with the primordial power of creatiion
When we lose an eye for beauty,
This week our reflection invites us
Read more … Thoughts to the Ascension of Jesus
In the meeting point of the heart
A woman bids her friend a last farewell
In times when we are resigned -
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Today a new reflection for the start of Lent:
When confusion overwhelmes us, a prayer can orientate uns anew:
What does it take
At the start of a new year comes the first reflection of 2022.
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Our Christmas reflection may show us the way
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Our program »My you be sheltered!« will be revived -
Read more … Advent and biblical images
A grandmother tells a story, the story raises a great question, this question leads to a conversation
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About the challenge not to make Adam and Eve the scapegoat
Sometimes a story goes a long, long way.
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To fashion all that is offered to us
Where are the places of warmth, belonging, and intimacy, . . .
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Sometimes the question of a child
Today there is a word
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Can you open your heart to the world
God loves a good conversation -
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Simple words can have a powerful effect
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Quite consciously and with joy, we express this wish and from now on, week after week, we will again offer good and thought-provoking words that can shake us up and even move us.
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If our speech more and more becomes chattering we run the risk
Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone knows how to tell a story.
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Those who are careful life presents amazing stories.
How may it have been when the Spirit drove them out and there was no stopping and no turning back?
Read more … A reflection at Whitsun
There are painful experiences, that explanations cannot touch.
Read chapter 21 of the Gospel according to St. John
Today a story about the enchanting art of Jesus
We know narrowness and fear, threat and hardship -
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Where the images are plentiful
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To live in silent harmony with the world
»Do you have a story of God you turn to
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We invite you to a new way of looking
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In the beginning there is a question: What does it mean to me
Read more … The first reflection in the new year
The last word about our life is not spoken. The moments in life when we are too small or petty
Read more … The last reflection in 2020
»Those who turn others into giants should not be surprised
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An inconspicuous flower of the high mountains
Read more … A reflection against resignation
Pablo Neruda invites us
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When the season gets colder
Sometimes we are afraid of losing ourselves
The longest road
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»'Tis the gift to be simple«. . .
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How the mouth of a child
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Although the distance is spatial
» . . . finally I hear it quietly throb
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In a world, in which we have a marketplace for everything -
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Can we look upon pride
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A gentle tale
In these days let us go on together
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A special treat:
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Today we invite you to consider
Today you will find a prayer, a homily and a meditation for the 5th Sunday of Lent.
Today we offer you an Irish fairytale:
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May this homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent strengthen you, especially in this time
Read more … A first reflection in our new series »May you be sheltered«.
Precisely in times of darkness and crisis we should call out to each other »L'Chaim«,
Seven days of sharing life can become a feast
How Rose Ausländer speaks about
For whom are Lenten exercises of use if they do not lead to a deepening of life?
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How can a human being change?
A concert for piano and orchestra
How are hungers of the heart
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On the feast day of St. Vinzenz Pallotti
A greatful Isaiah
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Mascha Kaléko knew dark times
Take part in the moved heart of a man
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The true miracle of Christmas
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How do we deal with the gifts
To live in Advent is also to
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There are no words
Feeling lost and seeking a way home
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And if God
Can something good, indeed rich in blessing,
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A warm description of the manner
We dream redeemed life,
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The October Well Spring Day stood under the topic: »All that is gold does not glitter: Not all those who wander are lost«: Seven unexpected, challenging companions on the road to transformation.
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It is a challenge and a blessing
Discovering traces of a painter in a beautiful landscape
Do you want to find
At the end, moving forth into the fullness of life
Read more … Spirituality for Adventurers 4
We need stories
If we are asked to start the way into the future
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About the beauty
In our last column we asked what we have to do if we want to experience the surprising life of our God.
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Wise thoughts of a Rabbi
Summer times of meeting each other and eating together
Read more … A reflection from John Shea
Sometimes we find far away
Read more … A reflection from an artist
How an Irish family teaches us
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We are seeking more life
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To allow ourselves to be looked upon and acknowledged
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How a conversation in the garden
If the wood of an ash tree
If our paths become boring and dark
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We pray for our home
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We often feel small and unimportant,
During the »holy spring« will we allow God
Read more … A new column at the beginning of lent
Longing for God
We are not created
Read more … A column about the importance of companions
Is hardness able
Read more … A Column to commemorate the Shoa
The adventure approaches us from outside
What do we need
Can we learn the fullness of life
Read more … The first column 2019!
We say to the darkness,
Read more … The homily of the Holy Night
Why preparation and invitation
Read more … The fourth homily of Advent
About the radicalism of invitation
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When the desert
In our series »Deserts die at the oasis: Resisting resignation«
Read more … The second homily of Advent
Two simple impressions from our first Advent evening on Isaiah, the singer of our yearning:
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Under »Columns« you can read the first homily of our series »Deserts die at the oasis: Resisting resignation«.
Read more … The first homily of Advent
The annual program for 2019 is here!
Read more … The annual program for 2019
The third and last Wellspring Day of the series »The Elders are watching« in November shoed us a great task.
Read more … We see more in you than you suspect
How difficult it is for us
Read more … A reflection from the Creation Story
How Rabbi Sacks
How stories about the great grandmother
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On September 15 in Dernbach and on September 17 in Vallendar, we began the Wellspring Days of the Second Half of 2018.
Read more … How we can becoming the Wisdom Bearers for the next Generation
Read a poetic column
Do we see heaven
Whether we encounter the miracle
To step out of the anonymity of the crowd
To life -
As one episode alone does not a story make
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Sometimes we have the courage to chose new paths
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Do you know the tendency to consider a special time of your life - perhaps an extremely dark experience - as your whole life?
Read more … A third column about the importance of stories
To be stuck in the midst of a crisis is often unbearable,
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In times we are deeply shaken
Sometimes we are very sure to know the reality
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What is really important
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Our series »Living from the inside to the outside: Making friends with the rhythm of life« came to an end in May in an intensive contemplation of the tasks of the middle years.
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With the wonderful symbol of the tree of life
Read more … A new column full of old wisdom
»Diverse approaches to biblical stories « was the topic of our Spark Sprayers event in May 2018.
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If that, what once has happened, is well told
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The 4th Wellspring Day of our series »Living from the inside to the outside: Becoming friends with the rhythm of life« led us in April to the path of the great challenge of becoming an adult: From the impulse to the decision to the action:
Read more … Looking on the 4th Wellspring Day in 2018
If we only stare at that which is to come,
Read more … Continuing the Easter journey!
What a young Jewish woman wrote in 1942,
To walk on the path to the house of the Father
Read more … A new column for the paschal way
Our Wellspring Day on March 26 led us further along the path of practicing life from the inside outwards. The adolescence of a person is physically bound to an age, but spiritually it reoccurs throughout our lives.
Read more … Two Great Questions: Who am I? With whom will I fashion and share life? Youth and Awakening.
Sometimes we open our heart to a stranger
Ralph Waldo Emerson opens our eyes
It invites us
On March 10, 2018 we held our first Well Spring Day in Dernbach. Together we looked at the seven steps toward sound relationship, based on Mark 7, 33-35.
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On this topic we held the second Wellspring Day of the year on Monday, February 26.
Read more … A Secure Comfort: Protecting Childhood and Innocence.
Sevensprings celebrates its 5th anniversary-
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Are we still longing
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»at home outside« part III -
»at home outside« -
Today under »Columns«
With an unusual view to the ashes
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A word of timeless beauty -
To live from the inside to the outside means
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We celebrated our first Wellspring Day of 2018.
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At a well, more is revealed than we believe -
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A new L’Chaim contribution is waiting for you!
Often we feel the pressure of having to manage everything -
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Emptiness is not our enemy,
At last -
During the last Wellspring Day 2017 we explored a story from John Shea’s book »Starlight«.
Read more … »The Man who was a lamp«
Take a look at the newest reflection!
Read more … Can Advent still work today? Not if we are lacking interiority!
The new Reflection is online
Read more … What does it take to become Real?
When do we reach for the Stones?
Schema: a biblical spirituality of hearing
»Hear!«, »Schema!«, is one of the most important word in the biblical stories, and at the same time it one of the last understood in these stories.
Read more … A Wellspring Day at Lebensquell in the Cloister St. Dominikus
»How is the beauty of holiness unlocked?« -
Read more … To Sense the Beauty of Holiness
Getting to know the word of God from the heart
The Wellspring Day on September 11, 2017 stood under the motto: »I believe in the sun, even when it isn’t shining«: The unexpected places of beauty.
Read more … To feel beauty, even when we don't expect it
Read our new reflection about the reverence for the old!
Even those who have only a passing acquaintance with Siebenquell know, that we passionately and intensively work with biblical images.
Read more … New biblical images
From July 9-15 Fr. Erik conducted a narrative-biblical retreat for the Poor School Sisters in Brakel.
Read more … A narrative-biblical retreat in July 2017
Discover our new reflection.
On June 12, 2017 we held our last Wellspring Day before the summer break. The topic was »We certainly cannot live without bread, but it is equally impossible to live without beauty.« (Dostojewski): The healing impact of beauty.
Read more … Wellspring Day June 2017
On June 13, 2017 we held the next Shea Course in the series »Of Blessing and Curse, Scars and Kisses: When Faith and Life tell each other stories«. The topic of this evening was »When the Tradition breathes and does not suffocate«.
Read more … Shea Course (June 13, 2017)
The Siebenquell course »All of his works« took place this year in Benediktbeuern from May 14-18, 2017. The topic of this year’s course was »Travelling inwards to the wild places within us«.
Read more … The Siebenquell course »All of his works« took place this year in Benediktbeuern