the winner of this week’s Poetry Party is. . .

. . .   Karla Grauberger!   You have won a space in my upcoming online retreat – Birthing the Holy: An Online Retreat for Advent with reflections by Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB and myself, and the wonderful art of Mary Southard, CSJ.

Make sure to stop by and savor the wondrous poems offered there on the theme of community!  Thank you to everyone who participated for making the Abbey such a beautiful community of poets.

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