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Encouragement in difficult times

Our dear Anna Helen shared these words with the Community that I would like to share with all our readers. “When the Washington turmoil and scandals there and in the Church get to be too much, I turn to this quote from Beatrix Potter: Believe there is a great...

Prayer as receiving

Benedict Sheehan is a choir director who blogs about the trials and joys of leading and participating in a choir in The Music Stand. In a recent post (https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/musicstand/the-sacrifice-of-praise/), he wrote “based on the advice of some people more experienced in prayer than I am, I’ve come to the following...

Longing…

At this time, when abuse of people and institutions is being revealed after being shrouded so long in deceit, we are tempted to lose hope that there can ever be the integrity we need as a human community in our churches, government, and other organizations in society. We need...

Are beguines a religious order like sisters or nuns?

How is the Community of Saint Anna like beguines and different from an order of sisters or nuns? The members of the Community have adopted the many of the features of the beguines of the middle ages, and do not take vows like sisters or nuns. We cherish our...