Having just struggled with my 80th birthday, I resonated with Fr Arico’s challenge in the June 2015 CO NEWS:


To BE and not to DO

Experiencing age
Challenge to be and not to do
Against my program.

Always too busy
My body says time to stop,
Slow down and just be.

Mindfully be still
Calm in body and spirit.
New experience.

Centering prayer
Calling me to contemplation
Learning just to be.


-Jan Jett
 Indianapolis, IN