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Studies this week have focused on Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Francis and Clare of Assisi. Complementing the reading and lectures, a field trip today takes us to Assisi. In preparation, I read up on these people. Reading on St. Clare was interesting, because in my Dante studies at ...
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I’ve been to Italy three or four times, and I’ve never made it to Siena. But today’s the day!Siena is one of Italy’s most famous cities, and to visit there is often the highlight of visitors’ time in Tuscany. For years, I have special interest in the city’s most famous ...
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The Feast of Corpus Christi is both popular and religious.Orvieto is best known for “The Feast of Corpus Christi.” Because back in 1263 when Pope Urban IV was living in Orvieto, a devout German priest was finding it difficult to believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. ...
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Today we're set to arrive in Orvieto, Italy. I'm studying with a group from Fuller Theological Seminary, and we're staying in a convent. As it happens, this their annual trip has fallen during the observance of the Feast of Corpus Christi. (More about that tomorrow.)Visitors must climb to get to ...
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Today I'm on my way to a two-week course on Medieval Christianity in Orvieto, Italy, and my hubby is on his way to Africa. But for a few days before we get to work, we plan to stop and play. (Our daughter is away on staff at a summer camp ...
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The child mortality rate in African countries is decreasing at record rates. The top rates of decline are faster than anywhere else seen in the world for at least the last 30 years, thanks to better health care and cleaner environments.The World Bank's 2013 annual report indicates that economic output ...
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My Tapestry post this week is about "the other Holy Land":When people think about where God has set His redemption story, they usually think of Israel, as they should. But God also revealed Himself with relative frequency in a less-explored part of the Holy Land—Jordan.In the ancient church, mentors often ...
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Today we have to say goodbye to friends with whom we have broken bread many times over the past three-and-a-half years. The Rouse family of six returns to Australia tonight to begin a new phase of life. What a gift their friendship is!Today is also a wonderful, special day in ...
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I have a bunch of stuff on my nightstand right now.My Bright Abyss, by Christian Wiman feeds my need for wedding art with deep thinking.  Check out Christian Wiman's interview with Mako Fujimura. Some of his comments around minute 15 intersect with other reading I'm doing that reminds me of how  believers wrestle ...

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