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    Women in Niccolo dell'Arca's Mourning over the Dead Christ – photo courtesy of Shemaiah Gonzalez

    Lamentation: The Weight of Grief

    Niccolò dell’Arca’s Mourning over the Dead Christ, often simply called Lamentation, moves us into the depths of Good Friday’s grief. (See a video of...
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    A Patient Lent

    When March rolls around in New England, I eagerly look forward to the arrival of spring and new plant life, only to discover that,...
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    Humility

    Humility gives us the sacred gift of being able to learn from everyone. It gives us the ability to take advice from any person...
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    Wisdom

    There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom, between someone who’s a brain and someone to whom we bring our pain. Someone wise does...
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    Three Reasons It’s Hard to Be Still

    We have been conditioned to feel guilty whenever we are not “productive.”Stillness, even for the purpose of rest or prayer, can feel like wasted...
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    The Magi and Contemplation

    When the magi see the star and come to visit the Christ Child, they see the baby and fall down and worship God’s presence...
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    Three Characteristics of Advent Waiting

    Advent is a time of waiting. But not all kinds of waiting are alike. In Advent, we wait in a special way. 1. Advent waiting...
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    Quiet for Three Minutes

    I whisper that we are going to be quiet for three minutes and listen. I set the timer on my phone and let my...
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    Five Easy Ways to Build Prayer into Your Day

    Too busy to pray? Here are five easy ways to build a little prayer into the day. Try a “mini Examen” just before lunch,...
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    An Anxious Person’s Prayer

    How can I pray when I’m anxious? That is, how is it possible to pray when anxiety fills my person? How might I go...

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