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The Office of Vigils, the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, and a 2:00 am Amber Alert


My day began today at 2:00 am to the sound of an Amber Alert ringing out like an air raid siren on my wife’s iPhone in our bedroom.  I’m all for these kinds of alerts, but the situation it was alerting us to was actually taking place somewhere in Pennsylvania, which would be at least 5 hours from our house.  After about…

Novena to St. Benedict Begins July 2


One can search the web and find lots of “novenas” to St. Benedict.  Most are just a single, short prayer having to do with St. Benedict that you say for nine consecutive days.  Okay, sure, that technically qualifies as a novena, but the Novena to St. Benedict I’ll be posting here is the most substantive novena to the great saint that…

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