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This Photograph

by Antoine Peillon translation Louise Thunin In the past, no one ever noticed me in the street ; now children make fun of my yellow star. Lucky toad ! You don’t wear the yellow star. Max Jacob, Loving Our Neighbor ...

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Prayer and Sunbathing

by André Gounelle translation Louise Thunin ˝Pray without ceasing,˝ writes the Apostle Paul. Impossible directions to follow ? It all depends on what we mean by prayer : a rite that we carry out or self-exposure to the presence of ...

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On the Eighth Psalm

by Antoine Peillon translation Louise Thunin How magnificent is your name in all the earth ! Yes, when I contemplate your heavens, the moon and the stars, the flowers and the honey, all the migratory birds, the wolf of the Mercantour ...

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Happy Avoidance

by François-Xavier Maigre Translation Louise Thunin I clearly remember my first inroad into the world of monasteries. It was in 2003. The summer of the terrible heat wave. I was 21. An inveterate cyclist,I undertook, in all humility, to cross ...

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A (Re)-Creator God

by Jean-Marie de Bourqueney Translation Louise Thunin My Western childhood lulled me with the image of a paternalistic God, or, rather, a grand-paternalistic one. That bearded fellow, seated on his cloud, directing the world with his mighty hands and his ...

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Resurrection

Gilles Castelnau April 2017 Translation canon Tony Dickinson If you think that in reality the shepherds will never go off to look for a new-born swaddled in a manger that the angels will not sing in the fields that the ...

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All things considered

translation canon Tony Dickinson Tell them what the wind tells the rocks what the sea tells the cliffs Tell them that an immense goodness makes us breathe more easily Tell them that God is not what we believe about God ...

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God is Often Annoyed

by Gilles Castelnau translation Louise Thunin God is (often ?) annoyed ! For it is written : Arise, shine ; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60 :1) He’s annoyed, because he’s instilled in us ...

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A Creator God

James Woody   Translation Louise Thunin We can learn from the chaos of history and create a more livable world. In spite of obscurantism, we can let there be light. I notice enthusiastically that many situations in which we thought ...

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