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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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Lessons from the Monastic Cell

Lessons from the Monastic Cell

Here’s some advice from the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Go to your cell, and your cell will teach you everything you need to know. Here’s another counsel from Thomas à Kempis’s famous book The Imitation of Christ: Every time you leave your...

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The vocation of the Catholic poet in our time

The vocation of the Catholic poet in our time

Like others, I have spent the better part of my life in pursuit of words that might answer my deepest longings for self-realization. And now, as I approach eighty and watch my friends dying or winding up in hospitals and...

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Longing for Community

Longing for Community

While a longing for community—a desire for real relationship with God and other people—may bring us to monastic wisdom, the wisdom itself pushes back against our desires, suggesting that our longings are not enough. Benedict knows that a simple desire...

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Celebrating the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

Celebrating the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

From the Introduction to his Meditations and Devotions  Finally, Meditations and Devotions is practical. It is a book that is meant to be used. And it demonstrates the habits and spiritual practices of this remarkable saint of the Church—habits that are perhaps best...

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World Drawing God Day | November 7th, 2019

World Drawing God Day | November 7th, 2019

Dear Friends: We know that life is busy, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to creatively participate in the first World Drawing God Day on Thursday, November 7th. After reading the book Drawing God,...

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10 Challenges from the Admonitions of St. Francis

10 Challenges from the Admonitions of St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi is one of the great saints who somehow reaches across all divides, touches hearts and souls, and brings spiritual peace.  His little-known “Admonitions” are at once some of the most beautiful, and troubling, of Francis’s writings....

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Paraclete Audiobooks

Paraclete Audiobooks

For Immediate Release Paraclete Press is pleased to release five recent, bestselling titles into the audiobook market, with plans to release a total of 20 audiobooks during its 2019/2020 publishing season. Paraclete audiobooks will be available on Amazon, Audible, and...

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