Why I Stay

Joan Chittister, New Designs: An Anthology of Spiritual Vision

"It is good to have an end to journey towards," Ursula Le Guin writes, "but it is the journey that matters in the end." The truth of that st ...

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The Wars We Make

Nicholas Peters, Another Morn

(The following poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters had emigrated to Canada from Russ ...

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Gonna Be Like

Sr. Kimberly M. King, RSJC, NCR

Heaven gonna smell like sweet-olive, friend; gonna have galleries for sitting, breezes for cooling, singing to joy up the choir of souls swi ...

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Sudden Movements

Bob Hicok, MJS

My father's head has become a mystery to him. We finally have something in common. When he moves his head, his eyes get big as roses filled ...

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The Country Of The Young

Bill Brown

This morning I sit at my desk and watch students grieving on the couch : tears, quiet talk, and one girl shaking. half-embarrassed at her la ...

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Crabgrass Contemplation

Wilkie Au, The Enduring Heart

William Callahan, a former Jesuit, describes this kind of contemplation as "noisy contemplation," which seeks to build habits of contemplati ...

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