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How is Ladybug?

By |May 31st, 2020|

Many of you have asked after Ladybug, our newest community member and official Feline-in-Residence. She’s really appreciated your interest in her welfare and recently expressed the desire to reach out a paw to the members of her growing fan club. [...]

Here and there

By |May 15th, 2020|

This past week, I discovered two unexpected objects that have brought me great joy, transporting me to a much-loved place and to memories of time spent with much-loved family members. The first object is technological: a Webcam. The second is [...]

Together, yet apart

By |May 2nd, 2020|

Join us in prayer, from wherever you are, on Sundays from 4:00—4:30 pm EDT As Poor Clares, we are always together, yet apart. We have lived this way for over 800 years: always together, yet apart. We pray, work, and [...]

Cat feet

By |February 15th, 2020|

Many of you will know the Carl Sandburg poem “Fog.” Sandburg’s apt description of fog’s “little cat feet” stays in one’s memory, reemerging when the time is right, as it did for me last Sunday when we enjoyed a cool, [...]

Camino

By |August 30th, 2019|

Despite the heat and humidity, the end of August can feel much like the beginning of January: it’s a time for fresh starts and new initiatives. The excitement of a new school year is contagious, even if you don’t have [...]

Lightning

By |August 21st, 2019|

When to keep going       … and when to stop We sisters had good lessons in persistence and prudence late Monday afternoon, when a fierce thunderstorm passed through Travelers Rest. Lightning strike in Jakarta, June 2014 by Rachmat04 [...]