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15:1I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.

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There are a limited number of things most of us can do in the face of COVID-19.

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The English word “Advent” comes from the Latin “Advenire” which means “to come.”

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12Now during those days Jesus went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.

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She was walking east along the sidewalk on North Dairy. It was 6:30 in the morning. I was on the chip trail separated from her by a stretch of green boulevard.

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Recently I received an email from a student in a Study of Religion Class asking me “to answer some questions about contemplation and the Christian faith.” She may have got a little more than she bargained for as my reply to her questions exceeds 1,000 words.

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It probably should come as no surprise that a Cistercian monk might consider prayer to be one of the pillars of peace.

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The most important question in the face of terror is not how can I understand what has happened, how can I get even, or how can I guarantee my security. The most important question is, “How might I respond in a way that might genuinely promote peace?”

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I am not a fan of whining, particularly when it comes from clergy.

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The solitary, being a man of prayer will come to know God by knowing that his prayer is always answered. From there he can go on, if God wills, to contemplation.

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