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Breeding Lilacs

Kelly J. Henson

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Hero, villain, icon, or saint?

"This summer, American history lies on the examining table. Each Founding Father, famous activist, and each new death in a newspaper receives scrutiny: hero or villain? Narratives shape our fundamental concept of our nation, our government, and ourselves, and, in this moment, many people try to understand if their perception of these things has been honest or biased in some way over the course of their formative years."

Surviving hell

"We are not living in some hellish landscape. We are people on a pilgrimage to heaven. Each nuance of social distancing, inter-racial dialog, and political positioning has to begin with questions that keep us centered on our identity and on our goal."

New Book! Spirit and Life

This Fall, thanks to the talented editor Rose Rea, I had the honor to contribute a reflection on the Eucharist to the beautiful new book, Spirit and Life, released by Sophia Press in March 2019. I love the intention of... Continue Reading →

The Lost Art of Dress [part 2]

So, as much as I loved The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski for its historical value, I also hoped to glean some tips for today from the Dress Doctors. They are scattered throughout the book, and rarely are... Continue Reading →

The Lost Art of Dress [part 1]

I had the privilege of sitting down to lunch with my grandparents the other day. My grandmother told me about her early experiences in Home Economics. The ladies had to sew a headband and apron. You wanted to be a... Continue Reading →

Governed by Barbarians

"It is always dangerous to draw too precise parallels between one historical period and another; and among the most misleading of such parallels are those which have been drawn between our own age in Europe and North America and the... Continue Reading →

Sidewalk Flowers: A children’s picture book about beauty

I discovered Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith at our library lately. I think I should probably page through it every morning of my life as part of my prayer and reflection time.   The story... Continue Reading →

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