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April 12, 2016

On my travels around the world, I keep coming across new facets on the divine diamond. Here are some places where I’ve seen God. Read more

April 7, 2016

It’s fine if you want to remain quiet, as the world needs shy people as much as extroverts. But if you’d like to introduce yourself, please feel free to leave a comment at the Holy Rover. Added bonus: a picture of my dog. Read more

April 5, 2016

Why are cultures around the world fascinated by the idea of Apocalypse? Both religious and secular people find it a powerful way to make meaning out of chaos. Read more

March 30, 2016

Connie Mutel’s A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland looks at the science of climate change through the lens of her life on a well-loved patch of Iowa woods. Read more

March 28, 2016

My friend Susan Bailey has a new book that will appeal to Louisa May Alcott fans. Get out your handkerchief: Beth dies once again. Read more

March 24, 2016

On Maundy Thursday, it’s weird to kneel in front of someone and take their funny-looking feet in your hands, pouring water over them and then drying them with a towel. When you do that, you think, man, you have to be really committed or really crazy to do something like this. Read more

March 21, 2016

Holy Week, more than any other season in the church, is shaped by the power of imagination. The Via Dolorosa can be walked in Jerusalem or in our own hearts. Read more

March 18, 2016

This beautifully produced, 30-minute documentary is going to make you want to pack your bags to follow in the footsteps of Saint Patrick in Ireland. Read more

March 17, 2016

Pilgrims wanting to learn more about Celtic Christianity can travel to Iona in Scotland, Glendalough and Skellig Michael in Ireland, Glencolumbkille in Northern Ireland, and Lindisfarne in England. Read more

March 16, 2016

The Celtic Christians used a Celtic knot as a symbol of eternity and also of protection, for the Celts believed that evil forces were frustrated by anything that went on forever and didn’t have a definitive beginning and end. This was one reason, in fact, why the Celts considered the constantly moving waters of springs and rivers as holy spots. Read more




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