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A Good Gala

Yesterday evening I called a few parishioners to thank them for their help in making Planting the Seeds of Hope, our annual parish Gala and auction, a rousing success.  100% of the proceeds from this annual event at St. Alban’s Church will be given to … Continue reading

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A Room with a View… of God

Last Saturday about a dozen of us spent the day making personal icons at the third annual St. Alban’s Creative Retreat.  The purpose of these retreats is to invite believers to express their faith in creative ways.  The day began with … Continue reading

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Annunciation

When I was in high school, my family friends, whom I’ll call the Stephensons, learned that they were going to have a child. The pregnancy was not only unexpected, but late: their other two children were almost finished with high school. … Continue reading

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Advent Hope

(Matthew Hanisian and I have made a one-time switch this week, since I have written a Thanksgiving Daily Cup since 2008 and couldn’t think of any new ways this year to express my immense gratitude for all of God’s gifts.  … Continue reading

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Turning Secular into Sacred

Seeing the sacred in anything that helps us experience beauty or challenges us to think in a new way is akin to turning water into wine, I’ve always thought.  We have opportunities every day to take a mundane moment and … Continue reading

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Priests, Painters, a Mad Farmer and a little Gabriel

As a Lenten study this year a colleague and I have put together two series, Seeing Resurrection and Living Resurrection.  On Sunday mornings we’ve been looking at images of resurrection and on Wednesday nights we’ve invited a series of speakers … Continue reading

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The witnesses

Many years ago, I went to an exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art. The featured artist was Paula Rego, and the show centered on a large, disturbing painting of people jumbled together in a room without apparent connection. … Continue reading

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