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May they never be lonely at parties Or wait for mail from people they haven’t written Or still in middle age ask God for favors Or forbid their children things they were never forbidden. May hatred be… Read More
I, who live by words, am wordless when I try my words in prayer. All language turns To silence. Prayer will take my words and then Reveal their emptiness. The stilled voice learns To hold its peace, to… Read More
Two years ago this month, I spent a glorious five days at my favorite Benedictine monastery learning more about a 16th-century Carmelite nun who reformed much of the monastic community of her day by training the women—and then… Read More