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Why Wait? The Meaning is in the Waiting

Why Wait? The Meaning is in the Waiting

Imagine entering a room and finding a beautifully wrapped present on a table. Attached to the present is a label that reads: “This present is for you but don’t open it now . . . wait.” An instruction like this...

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The story behind the most popular Christmas carol.

The story behind the most popular Christmas carol.

Imagine a snowy evening in one of the old small towns of Austria, eleven miles north of Salzburg—in a little village called Oberndorf. The year is 1818. A schoolmaster and a priest are quickly rehearsing for Midnight Mass. Father Joseph...

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All Saints’ Day poetry read by Elements Theatre Company

All Saints’ Day poetry read by Elements Theatre Company

Celebrate All Saints’ Day by listening to selections from Paraclete Press poets Bonnie Thurston, Susan Miller, Kathleen O’Toole, and Scott Cairns, inspired by the lives of holy men and women through the ages, read by members of Elements Theatre Company....

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Fra Angelico, Artist and Evangelist | By Bert Ghezzi

Fra Angelico, Artist and Evangelist | By Bert Ghezzi

Fra Angelico (c. 1390-1455) may have been one of the greatest evangelists of the late middle ages. But he proclaimed the Gospel with his art, not with words. “The best evangelical strategy,” says Bishop Robert Barron,  “is one that moves...

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How and Why the Church Makes Saints by Bert Ghezzi

How and Why the Church Makes Saints by Bert Ghezzi

“If they, why not I?—If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of him who is all-powerful?” —St. Augustine Holiness for all. Saints intrigue us. We recognize something special about them that seems to...

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Remembering Lon Allison

Remembering Lon Allison

From the Introduction to Billy Graham: An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God by Lon Allison.  I’m a reluctant witness when it comes to writing about Billy Graham. I am privileged to know him and to have visited with him...

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