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Called to Better (Transfiguration Sunday) by Nathan Bourne 03/02/14

   We’re given little about what led Jesus and the disciples up to the high mountain. We know that they were on the way to Jerusalem, on the way that would lead not to a glorious entry into the city and its reclamation in the name of God, but to suffering, humiliation, and death. But what […]

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What’s the fuss about Pope Francis? by Nathan Bourne, published in “http://www.ethosreview.org/intellectual-spaces/whats-the-fuss-about-pope-francis/ Ethos Review”

  http://www.ethosreview.org/intellectual-spaces/whats-the-fuss-about-pope-francis/  

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““You can get there faster by yourself, but you won’t get any further.” Eileen Schaeffer, OPP

These words, spoken by Becca Stevens at the Thistle Farms National Conference in October, resurfaced to the headwaters of my mind after my meeting with Sr. Madeleine Mary this morning. Nathan and I try (key word: try) to meet weekly with Sr. Madeleine Mary, our internship director, to touch base with one another, although we […]

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Caramelizing Onions & Understanding St. Benedict – Eileen Schaeffer, OPP Intern

    Rigid white onions. Blank c-shaped slivers lying on the cutting board. Lifeless. Stiff. Hard. Boring. Acrid and unappetizing.     Unapproachable. The olive oil sizzles, indicating the time is right. I slide the cold and compassionless onion pieces into the popping pan and am delighted to hear the sound of life, energy, action. […]

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Rhythm and Routine – Nathan Bourne

The distinguishing feature of these last few weeks of our internship has been finding a rhythm, a routine that carries us through day to day and week to week, grounding us and balancing us, allowing us to feel a sense of peace in the passage of time rather than a sense of being tossed about […]

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