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Earth, Our Original Monastery

Of the many rich and fruitful paths available as part of the Christian tradition, the monastic way calls to me the strongest. The invitation to live life with more slowness, simplicity, and attentiveness are rich gifts in a world driven by speed, consumerism, and distraction. Contemplative practices help to offer an antidote to ways of living that have contributed to the destruction of the earth.

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By Christine Valters Paintner  | 

Advent Child

A blog in remembrance of Florence Trahan, RSM by Genie Guterch, RSM

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By Genie Guterch, RSM  |