Posts Posts by: "Ann Fontaine"

Telling Stories

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I wonder what might be unleashed if we unraveled the stories that are based on lies and instead wove stories of truth, accepting each strand, every color and hue. What power might be unleashed in the world, our church, in our lives…(Read More)

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Blindness

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if we are fortunate enough to be healed enough to see, we will be surprised to discover what the things we never saw look like.  We might see we got some of it smashingly wrong; at the very least, we might discover what we never even knew existed…(Read More)

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… intentionally, purposely, and liturgically rededicate ourselves to the way of Jesus, the work of racial reconciliation, the work of healing and dismantling everything that wounds and divides us, the work of becoming God’s Beloved Community…(Read More)

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the Texas legislature adjourned its special session without passing a so-called “bathroom bill,” which threatened to write discrimination against transgender people into state law…(Read More)

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Waiting

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As I’m anticipating the birth of this child, I’m giving thanks for the moments in each day to be present. To be fully present to my body. To give myself permission to rest and to let the dishes pile up and the dust accumulate…(Read More)

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UPDATED: Response by St James the Great: In prayerful discernment, we opened our hearts to a variety of possibilities for reconciliation in Christ and healing for St. James and our whole community. But Bishop Bruno has entered into a binding contract to sell the property. The buyer has the legal right to expect the seller…(Read More)

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A Tale of Two Storms

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We are all out sailing on the sea of life. As you consider your own journey, the storms you’ve passed through, or the storms you may be in the midst of, may God bring you out of your distress…(Read More)

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Lady With the Lamp

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She didn’t do this alone, because with her on her journey to the Crimea from England had also come 10 Roman Catholic nuns, 14 Anglican nuns, and 14 women who professed beliefs in anything from paganism to universalism…(Read More)

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Enough

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by Kristin Fontaine Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” ~Mark 9:24 The above quote is from the gospel reading for Friday’s Daily Office. It struck me because it seems to contradict itself. ‘I believe,’ the father says. That seems pretty comprehensive. ‘…help my unbelief!’ the father…(Read More)

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