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“fragile, mortal, beautiful”

I am catching up on emails this morning and not sure what this says about me, but one of the notes that excited me most was from Rich at Pilgrim Path who sent me this link about a new book on relics called Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead.  Some of you may remember that I had some recent encounters with relics during Lent (Meeting the Saints in Walgreens and Altar for an Unknown God) and I am delighted to see well-reviewed writing exploring this practice across religious traditions.  The author, Peter Manseau, writes: “These bones — fragile, mortal, beautiful — are where belief begins.” 

(and for those of you who have wanted to order my book, Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness from Amazon, it is now back in stock.  Order it for the extensive chapter on using lectio to pray with the arts.)

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