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The witness of many people who have survived unimaginable suffering suggests that light does eventually dawn even within the darkness of the most paralyzing pain.

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It may only last minutes. Sometimes it will go on for hours, days, weeks, months, even years.

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When Mary and Joseph entered the temple in Jerusalem to give thanks for the birth of their son and to dedicate him to the Lord, they met an aging holy man named Simeon. Simeon blessed the couple and their baby.

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Giles Fraser is a priest in the Church of England, who serves as the Vicar of St Mary’s, Newington, near the Elephant and Castle, London.

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The world is a broken mess.

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In response to yesterday’s “The Essential Task of the Church” post, the question was raised, what kind of conditions are necessary to enable hearts to open.

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On retreat at the Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe, rolling out of bed at 3:10 a.m. to dress and walk in the darkness to Bethany House to sit in silent prayer with Brother Mark, does not feel like a burden or  a chore.

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I went to an Epiphany service yesterday afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral.
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Primo Levi was, what historians euphemistically call “liberated,” from Auschwitz on 27 January 1945.

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She had twenty small children sitting on the floor in front of her. They listened intently as she spoke about Halloween.

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