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Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Drooping frozen cherries

Imagine a world where everyone is hunched over. An exaggerated convex curvature of the spine encumbers all. We’re just born this way. We can function, but it’s labored. Everything requires more effort. It feels like everything that’s good is on the top shelf, hard to reach. Our gaze is naturally cast down, not up. We can strain to straighten ourselves,... [Read more]

Misunderstanding Marathons

Brown and White Track Field

I don’t understand running. I mean, if you’re being chased by a bear, sure, by all means, run. Or playing sports? Of course. But going out to run for fun? I don’t get it. That’s an awful lot of energy to exert just to end up back where you started. I know some of my brothers probably disagree with me on this one, but I really don’t get it.... [Read more]

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The Dissolving and Splitting of Solid Things

Christopher Williams, The Welsh at Mametz Wood

He stood alone on the stones, his mess-tin spilled at his feet. Out of the vortex, rifling the air it came – bright, brass-shod, Pandoran; with all-filling screaming the howling crescendo’s up-piling snapt. The universal world, breath held, one half-second, a bludgeoned stillness. Then the pent violence released a consummation of all burstings-out; all sudden up-rendings and rivings-through – all taking-out of vents – all barrier-breaking... [Read more]

A Catechism Around Your Neck

The Miraculous Medal: A Catechism Around Your Neck

“The Blessed Virgin is waiting for you,” the child whispered. St. Catherine Labouré, a novice in the Daughters of Charity, was gently woken from her sleep by a small, luminous child beckoning her to follow him to the chapel. It was nearly midnight. “The Blessed Virgin is coming; here she is,” the child said as Catherine heard the swishing of silk. There she was, the Mother of God. This nocturnal journey to the chapel in mid-July would be... [Read more]

Advent Conference Audio: Elizabeth of the Trinity

Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “The Dark Light of Sister Elizabeth.” It was given by Br. Isaiah Beiter, O.P. as the first installment of the 2016 Advent Conferences at the Dominican House of Studies. Series flyer with more info found here. Listen to past Advent series on our Audio Page. ✠ Image: Portrait américain d’Elisabeth de la Trinité  Read More →

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