About

I’m Brother Declan.

I have an inner life that nourishes me.  And, I live by these eight “embers” that inform me.

What is an “ember?”  Wikipedia has a concise definition:  An ember is a glowing hot coal made of greatly heated wood that remains after, or sometimes precedes, a fire. Embers can glow very hot, sometimes as hot as the fire which created them. A good source for cooking anything.

Here are the eight “embers” which inform my life:   1. Kindness is powerful. 2.  Live with integrity.  3. Do good in the world.  4.  Seek what gives life value.  5. Hold lightly on to earthly things.  6. Embrace nature.  7. Avoid dogma.  8. Be kind.