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August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration

August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration

“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen…I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament” Brother Lawrence  My tile backsplash holds this quote on an index card. As I chop potatoes, knead dough, or prepare leftovers for the microwave, if I think to look up from my task, the index card catches my eye.  Really?…

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Benediction

Benediction

The days are too long and the nights come too early. My legs waver and my arms droop and my feet ache. This labor of love, this daily ritual of care: a cross-marked life that seems a far cry from the glory of that tree My house looks different than it used to. Scattered toys and gummy floors — remains of breakfasts, furtive snacks stollen in secret. There’s chalk on my window screens and crayon on the wall. These and…

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