Retreat, the Pandemic and Retirement

A year ago at this time, I was in the midst of a 30-day retreat at a retreat center in Colorado. The silence, the time for prayer, the opportunity to immerse myself in the beauty of nature was healing and wholing (if that’s a word; if not, it should be).…

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Hope in Mid-Winter Darkness

We are now a little more than four weeks into the new year and the weather in the Midwest gives the impression that it is reflecting the mood of the nation. We have had far more cloudy and oppressive days than those that are bright and revealing. Nature seems to…

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