Carol Zaleski is professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
This year, the Ascension coincides with Lailat al-Mi‘rāj. With both Christians and Muslims looking up, perhaps we can spare a sidelong glance.
Books for the dark night
The appeal of Abandonment to Divine Providence is its simple, lyrical repetition of a single idea: whatever happens is the will of God.
I've never knowingly visited purgatory or fairy land, but I have set foot in a few small places that, once entered, prove to be larger.
It’s been 100 years since your birth and almost 75 since you entered the abbey. You died with your story unfinished.
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