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In the Midst of Life We are in Death

In the Midst of Life We are in Death

One of the old wives’ tales is that death always comes in threes. I am not a big believer in superstitions or folk wisdom, necessarily, but there are times when it seems true. This winter has seen the deaths of many saints at St....
The World Is Too Much With Us

The World Is Too Much With Us

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!… Recently I was attending chapel at our School with the...
The Blessing and Curse of Perspective

The Blessing and Curse of Perspective

Well, we know where we’re going But we don’t know where we’ve been And we know what we’re knowing But we can’t say what we’ve seen David Byrne, “Road to Nowhere,” 1985 As a people, we leave the Baptism of our Lord feast and move...
Unsought Epiphanies

Unsought Epiphanies

Today is Epiphany. The twelfth day of Christmas, Epiphany commemorates the arrival of the wise men to visit the infant Jesus. Theologically, Epiphany conveys the revelation of Christ to the whole world–from the ends of the earth the presence of God in...