Books: He and I by Gabrielle Bossis

For the last few months my blog has included a page of spiritual reading recommendations. As I was thinking about how I wanted to expand my blog’s content and include a greater variety of Catholic/spiritual content especially, it occurred to me that I should share why exactly I recommend some of the books that I …

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The GIVEN Forum

Hello! Forgive me for not writing for a few weeks...things have been a little crazy, between leaving West Virginia and getting ready to start a new job in Ohio (!!!) and attending a conference in DC. But now that I have a few moments to breathe (before packing and actually moving to Ohio, that is), …

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About that desolation that I sometimes write about…

  I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that I went through a period of desolation* a few years ago. I’ve vaguely written about how God’s presence seemed hidden from me during that time. But I’ve never gotten too deep into what exactly that looked like and how hard it actually was. (*Disclaimer: I …

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The art of being little II, or Humility continued

Most days my missionary community prays Liturgy of the Hours in the morning and at night. If you're unfamiliar, Liturgy of the Hours is a way of praying with the scriptures that priests and religious communities, as well as many lay people, pray at prescribed times during the day. Wednesday's night prayer concludes with a …

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Mary Magdalene and Mumford & Sons: I’ll know my name as it’s called again

One of my favorite moments in the Gospels occurs in John's account of Jesus' post-Resurrection encounters. It's when Mary Magdalene meets the Risen Lord. She finds that Jesus' body is no longer in the tomb and begins to weep, fearing that someone has stolen His body. As she is crying, Jesus comes to her, though …

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