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We need poems.

There are a few pleasures left in book publishing. One is also a privilege: to occasionally be allowed to bring out books that the marketing people aren’t quite sure they’ll be able to sell well. Then, a publisher feels that … Continue reading
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Hijab

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. —J.K. Rowling One day while shopping at our favorite international farmers market, Eliot grabbed my hand and led me to the chocolate and candy aisle where a woman wearing a hijab … Continue reading
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Ash Wednesday – A Lenten Journey

“We are not converted only once in our lives but many times, and this endless series of large and small conversions, inner revolutions, leads to our transformation in Christ.” —Thomas Merton “What are you giving up for Lent?” This long-established custom … Continue reading
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The Miracle of Awakening

This blog is excerpted from the Introduction to Sarah Arthur’s Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.  — We arrive at Lent, those forty days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter. It’s … Continue reading
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