Childloss and Unbearable Grief

When I sat down with Ernest and Lacy (not their real names), I did not have much to say. ¬†They had lost their daughter several days ago, and what can one say about the loss of a child that can make things better? ¬†Their tears were still fresh; the Kleenex box was about half-full. AsContinue reading “Childloss and Unbearable Grief”

What Mary teaches us about Advent

In one of the holiest places in Rockdale County–the crypt chapel at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit–hangs a lone icon of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. In the silence of that little room, these two striking figures give visitors a serene look filled with the quiet fortitude required for the Christian life. WhenContinue reading “What Mary teaches us about Advent”