Visiting Nashotah House

Visiting Nashotah House

Last month I had the privilege of joining Fr. Doran in a visit to his alma mater, Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. He was able to reconnect and go to meetings, I attended some lectures and special events, and we both celebrated the graduation of...
Seeing the Beatitudes

Seeing the Beatitudes

There is a classic dynamic in storytelling where villains can be considered more interesting than heroes. Evil is interesting, flashy, complicated. Goodness is simple, bland, boring. This framing is superficial but can often feel true. Understandably, we can’t relate...
Christ Has Come and A New Year Is Ushered In

Christ Has Come and A New Year Is Ushered In

A New Year’s PlanMary Fairchild I tried to think of a clever new phrase –A slogan to inspire the next 365 days,A motto to live by this coming New Year,But the catchy words fell flat to my ear. And then I heard His still small voiceSaying, “Consider this simple, daily...
Joy to the World

Joy to the World

In 1991 the Soviet Union, rightly called an “Evil Empire” by President Reagan, dissolved without a shot being fired. The collapse of the USSR remains the most remarkable, unexpected and utterly amazing event of my life. But now I often think about the fact that a...
Thanksgiving at St. Michael’s

Thanksgiving at St. Michael’s

O give thanks unto the Lord, and call upon his Name, tell the people what things he hath done. The Book of Common Prayer Morning Prayer, Rite Onefor Occasions of Thanksgiving (40) On All Saints’ Day, and for other major Saints’ days, we open service with these...