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Blindfolding God


Imagine never being ashamed, having not even the smallest embarrassing memory. We were created to live without shame. Being in the presence of God was always meant to be a pure delight—the pure delight. But then, after the first sin, Adam and Eve saw themselves differently, they felt the sting of shame, and they hid themselves from the figurative... [Read more...]

A Lamp for my Feet


We want our faith to make the world into a land of bright lights and rainbows, but we persist in a world of uncertainty and shadows, where anything could be lying in wait. The Christian life has its days and nights, “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:4). Even the good times are marred by the... [Read more...]

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Over the summer I was living in St. Dominic Priory in Washington, DC, while doing hospital ministry across town. Since I could not stay around for the community Mass, I would catch one of the parish Masses early in the morning before heading off to visit the sick. On the first morning I sat down in some random spot on the left side of the sanctuary, a reasonable position to serve the Mass from if I needed to. Then I looked up and decided to scoot... [Read more...]

Lux in Tenebris


In The Lord of the Rings, the Lady Galadriel gives Frodo a gift upon his departure from Lothlórien: a phial, somehow filled with the light of Eärendil, the star that serves as a sort of Polaris or Morning Star to guide the Eldar (elves) to the Undying Lands.  When Galadriel gives Frodo the phial, she expresses her purpose for the gift: “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”  Frodo first uses the phial as a... [Read more...]

Living or LARPing for God?


I currently reside in the Kingdom of Atlantia, the royal highnesses being Logan Ebonwoulfe and Esa Kirkepatrike. Should I want to join a local canton or clan, I would need to contact Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna, the Chatelain for Atlantia. You too live within some kingdom, with its own royalty, and can locate it on this map, thanks to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), which currently identifies nineteen kingdoms throughout the “Knowne”... [Read more...]

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