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The coronavirus has certainly wreaked havoc on our world. It has touched almost every country and, without a vaccine, the pandemic will not end, most scientists say. It may slow down only to return in a new wave of devastation. As the number of cases and deaths rise, we wonder if any good ca…

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The coronavirus has certainly wreaked havoc on our world. It has touched almost every country and, without a vaccine, the pandemic will not end, most scientists say. It may slow down only to return in a new wave of devastation. As the number of cases and deaths rise, we wonder if any good ca…

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During the past week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been spending quite a bit of time together. I cannot recall any time that we have spent this much time together.

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All Benedictine communities in the world recently received a letter from Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, a leader and spokesperson for Benedictines, who is based in Rome. In it, he shared a story that he had read in the Italian press by Marco Tosatti, entitled “The Cry of a Doctor in Lombardy: …

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Jesus was closely connected to the earth. We know this because he was a walker; as essayist Brian Doyle says, “Mostly what we see of the physical Christ in the Gospels…is the travelin’ man—walking, walking, walking, all over Judea….”

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We are coming to the end of Holy Week, a week in which we are called to meditate on the last days of the life of Jesus.

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In the face of death, we are sometimes shocked into a keener awareness of life. St. Benedict’s admonition to “keep death daily before our eyes” has taken on even greater significance for me recently as a pastoral minister in our care facility Dooley Center and with the onset of the devastati…

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Helen Keller, blind and deaf for almost her entire life, said: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” In chapter 9 of John’s gospel, one man is without sight, but there are his parents whose vision is darkened by fear of displeasing those in authority; there …

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One of the traditional Scripture readings for Lent is from John 4:5-42, the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well.