Carolyn Kolovitz

Encountering Mary

Encountering Mary

Years ago, a chance encounter in an antique store ultimately led to a reclaiming of my spiritual roots and a deeper relationship with the Divine. The encounter was with Mary, aka the Blessed Virgin, or rather, a simple unpainted ceramic statue of a young woman that...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Let’s start 2021 by recalibrating our intentions to our most important values that will guide our choices (big and small) in the months ahead, regardless of external events.

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Where are YOU in the Sacred Stories of Advent?

Republished from November 2019 Cosmic Birth/Sacred Moment in Time ©Mary Southard marysouthardart.orgCourtesy of MinistryOfTheArts.org All rights reserved When I was a little girl, my December ritual was to sit alone in our living room beside the twinkling tree lights...

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Loss of Control

The adoption caseworker made it clear the child coming to MN to live with me had endured a staggering number of losses. Preparing to become a mom meant lining up grief therapists, researching childhood trauma and carefully thinking through small acts that could help...

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Be Mindful of What You Wish For

Be Mindful of What You Wish For

There is sometimes (often?) irony to be found in the reflectiveness and goal-setting of January. I rang in the New Year bemoaning how creatively on-fire – to the point of agitation – I was in 2019 for a vision that has met only roadblocks. Then today, I came across my...

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Where are YOU in the Sacred Stories of Advent?

Where are YOU in the Sacred Stories of Advent?

When I was a little girl, my December ritual was to sit alone in our living room beside the twinkling tree lights and imagine myself into the coffee table manger scene. I visualized myself with the shepherds underneath a Bethlehem sky full of angels until the angels...

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