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  • A walk in Great Meadows, a reflection on nature, and a question: Are you righteous or self-righteous?

    Last time I walked in the Concord unit of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge it was still summer. Now the weather is cooler and just about all of the autumn foliage has disappeared. Before the rest of the pictures, a reflection from today’s Gospel. “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them” (Luke 15:2). The Pharisees […]

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  • Yesterday the Church celebrated life, today she focuses on death.

    Today is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day). Yesterday, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of all Saints (All Saints’ Day). The mood of yesterday’s liturgy was festive; we prayed in the collect, “we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints.” Today, the Church’s liturgy directs itself to the benefit of […]