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February 2023 eNewsletter

February 2023
In February, we love to retell the story of Gregory the Great's story about Benedict and Scholastica's last visit together (Benedict and Scholastica’s last visit together). The twins had a yearly custom of gathering together in a small house at the bottom of a mountain between their monasteries. After visiting and sharing stories together all day, it grew dark. Scholastica wanted to continue visiting with her beloved brother all night, but Benedict rejected her request, for it was unacceptable to be away from his monastery overnight.
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January 2023 eNewsletter

January 2023
When I was a child, we would play Christmas songs and the image of Santa was a welcoming one—until December 25—then it was all about Jesus; no more Santa. As a child that brought me sadness because I was such a believer in Santa...
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December 2022 eNewsletter

December 2022
“How is it December already!?” You’ve heard it. You’ve thought it. Time goes by fast. And, yes! It’s December already! Advent is a liturgical season beloved by the Church, but is often lost in the quick passing of days. The symbol of the evergreen wreath with its four candles—a wheel of Advent time marked by longing, hope, and faith—is present in our congregations and our homes. The snow still has its novelty and is another symbol of time set aside for quiet stillness and waiting.
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November 2022 eNewsletter

November 2022
November is the time that we offer thanks for all the blessings of life. I happened upon this blessing when I was in college studying for final tests at around 1:00am. It was in a little prayer booklet that I received from my mother. Jesus obviously had worse things to deal with than finals and it was truly a moment of grace for me to discover this.
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