Gifts of Gethsemani: Matthew Kelty, Thomas Merton, and the Lessons of Monasticism By Michael Ford

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Solitude was an opportunity to put the tools down, close the mouth, turn the lights out and the music off, and listen—to the wind, your own breathing, the divine presence in the soul.

Reflections on Two Hundred Years of Herman Melville: Part I: The Gospels of His Time By Leonard Engel

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"If he were a religious man, he would be one of the most truly religious and reverential; he has a very high and noble nature, and better worth immortality than most of us."

The Spiritual and Communal Menace of Technology By J. Milburn Thompson

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The smartphone in your pocket is a technological wonder that gives you access to incredible amounts of information. Information, however, is neither knowledge nor wisdom.

A Christmas Peace by Gene Ciarlo

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Even agnostics and atheists are touched, perhaps unawares, by the more profound Christian themes of Christmas. It is the season of giving. It is closer to heart than head, closer to “us” than simply “me” in isolation.

The Keepers of the Gifts By Claudette Burque

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Researching our ancestry allowed us to remember and to model the love of the Holy Family, with their ever-present example of intimacy, communication, and mutual trust.