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Faith lives on things that are most dark, just as hope lives best on the elements of despair. — Blessed Nivard, OSB Cist. It’s the tagline in the email attached to this blog.  I haven’t changed it in over 2 … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

“I do not believe.  I know.”    –C.G. Jung

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Let a man consider that God is always looking at him from heaven, that his actions are everywhere visible to the divine eyes and are constantly being reported to God by the Angels.— St Benedict’s Rule of Order, on Humility

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A quotation

Walter Brueggeman, in a book on the prophets entitled Hopeful Imagination , suggests that “a sense of call in our time is profoundly countercultural,” and notes that “the ideology of our time is thatwe can live an ‘uncalled life,’ one … Continue reading

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Self-Motivation … in vain?

In an effort to self-motivate to finish a “wretched” final take home essay exam: “Student: form in yourself a solid and active piety; be outstanding in study; have strong desires for a professional apostolate. And with that vigor in your … Continue reading

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