Deborah Smith Douglas is author of The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things and a spiritual director, retreat leader and Camaldolese Benedictine oblate.
A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home,and a Living Faith
The changed color of glass is an apt metaphor for Judith Valente's transformation by the light of the Gospels and the lives of Benedictine sisters.
Reading as a Christian practice
Reading fiction has done more to baptize my imagination, inform my faith and strengthen my courage than any prayer technique has.