Category Archives: Nuns and monastic life

Called to, part 5

One of the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal order, had a dream at the time of the first vows, or maybe life profession, of another man. He wrote about his dream in Cowley, the … Continue reading

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Called to, part 4

Balky software. A vendor that doesn’t accept the only credit card I have. An incomprehensible website that controls access to work I must perform. I want to throw something. So. How are you doing? If I lived in community, the … Continue reading

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Called to, part 3

If, in your bones, you believe in God — always have because it’s wired into you, always will for the same reason — then you’re in relationship with God, whether you want to be or not. If you and God … Continue reading

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Called to, part 2

The other live-in and I were well matched: both in our mid-twenties, both single, both intent on God. As the week progressed, we spent time apart, and we spent time together, often taking long walks and talking. We were both … Continue reading

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Called to, part 1

I spent a week with the sisters at what they called a live-in. That used to be a popular style of naming: back in the day we had sit-ins, teach-ins, live-ins, and even die-ins. I spent the entire week at … Continue reading

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Um, What Should I Call You?

tl;dr: If you have trouble knowing how to address a member of the clergy, “Reverend” will do in a pinch. Also, Episcopalians have status issues. You know how design is information? What do the visual aspects of the following two … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold on to Me

Today’s Easter, so I guess I should post a picture of tulips, or starbursts, or a blazing sun, or Jesus looking triumphant, but I don’t like any of that. I don’t like Easter. I like the story of Mary and … Continue reading

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