Encountering Mary in the MeToo Movement

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By Amy Carr

As a Benedictine oblate who is also a lifelong Lutheran, and as a woman who has never borne a child, I have not had any ritually-taught identification with the Virgin Mary. But the iconic image of Mary holding her infant son comes to mind as I ponder a question circulating in my heart’s thoughts of late. Continue Reading

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Holiday Sorts of Prayer

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By Amy Carr

After my parents headed back to Upper Michigan two days after Christmas, I sat down and wrote my two page, double-sided annual holiday letter. To actually get all the letters in the mail takes many days of going back and forth between writing a note in a card to a particular person, then doing some other small activity that the rest of my life demands, too. Continue Reading