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On Going Back to Work

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…work bears a particular mark of man and of humanity…in a sense it constitutes its very nature.  -Pope St. John Paul II, Laborem Exercens (1981), Preface People need to work.  Lazy summer teaches us that even relaxation has its limits.  When we’ve reached the point of restlessness, we’ll seek out the task of building campfires and... [Read more...]

Prayers for the Moment

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“For heaven’s sake, is it time to pray again?” I remember asking this question with great exasperation in my first weeks as a novice. It seemed that we were stopping every other hour or so for prayer. My idealism from the months before I entered—“Finally, I’ll be able to enjoy more time for prayer!”—was beginning to flag in the face... [Read more...]

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What is Fire?

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Growing up watching animated Disney movies, I always groaned when the songs began. Needless breaks in the action. Too sentimental. But music—to invoke Oscar Wilde—is the art most nigh to tears and memory. So nowadays the only thing I remember from Aladdin is “A Whole New World.” And in an emergency I could probably produce a goodly portion of The Lion King‘s “Circle of Life.” Turns out too that the songs weren’t... [Read more...]

The Son of Tears

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Fra Angelico’s painting, The Conversion of St. Augustine, offers a great insight into the spirituality of the Doctor of Grace. At the forefront of the painting, commanding the immediate attention of the viewer, is the figure of St. Augustine sitting and weeping. The painting portrays the moment of St. Augustine’s conversion as it is described in his Confessions (book VIII, chapter 12). In the garden of his friend’s house in Milan, after long... [Read more...]

A Simple Adventure

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Every so often, we come across a news story about an adventurer. Maybe someone is sailing around the world, or biking from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, or hiking the Appalachian Trail from end to end. We know that such a person leaves behind the comforts of daily life and a job, regular meals, padded armchairs, pocket-handkerchiefs, and many other things we non-adventurers simply take for granted. Of course, we all need a break from our usual routine... [Read more...]

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