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The Importance of Showing Up

October 4, AD2015 2 Comments
The Importance of Showing Up

“Life means ‘getting our feet dirty’ from the dust-filled roads of life and history” – Pope Francis Last Tuesday, I had no intention of going to yoga. I was tired, a little moody, sore from the previous day’s practice, and convinced my evening should include nothing more than a glass of wine and sitting on the […]

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Joining the Fellowship: Catholic Lessons from Tolkien

May 4, AD2015 2 Comments
Joining the Fellowship: Catholic Lessons from Tolkien

Ragged stuffed animal and hidden depression as my constant companions, I discovered J.R.R. Tolkien during my awkward preteen years. My father, although never an enthusiastic reader, had finished narrating the golden purrings of Aslan, constant mutterings of Puddleglum, and gallant chirpings of Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia. My two sisters and I gathered around […]

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