“Uphold me, Lord”

In the current (May/June) issue of Lay Witness is an article by Sr. Maria-Walburga, a member of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga in Colorado, about the call to be a bride of Christ. Something she mentions is the posture of the monastics as they profess their vows–the “orans” stance. As Sr. Maria-Walburga says, “It’s […]

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Separating the Men from the Boys

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church” (Eph. 5:25). The problem is, most of us can’t just flip a switch and love our wives “as Christ loved the Church,” even if–especially if–we understand the depth of St. Paul’s words. Nonetheless, we realize that the Apostle to the Gentiles is trying to give […]

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