Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    The Catholic Church’s complex system for declaring someone a saint has evolved since the thirteenth century. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more about the deeply personal roles saints can play for individual Catholics. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Welsh poet and Anglican priest R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) has been described as “a poet of the cross, the unanswered prayer, the bleak trek through darkness.” More

    April 20, 2011 | Comments

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    Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, says Passover is “the centerpiece of the Jewish moral imagination and the Jewish collective memory.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “The idea that it’s possible to move from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light and from despair to hope—that is the greatest Jewish story every told.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is “at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world,” says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that “the life of faith is not without doubt.” More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Reformation historian, award-winning memoirist, and Cuban émigré Carlos Eire says reading the medieval devotional book “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas à Kempis was “a conversion experience.” More

    April 1, 2011 | Comments

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    “The whole idea is to live the kingdom life here and now,” says Brother Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. “It’s for God and the community.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Shaker communities “required of you to give your all to God to and to strive to work at your salvation each and every day,” says one of the last living Shakers. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    The current president of Friends of the Shakers says the communities believed they would “grow to a great number and then dwindle down to as few as the fingers on one hand, and then there would be a resurgence.”
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    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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