April 20, 2021

Ora et Labora

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Ora et labora: pray and work. Benedict of Nursia used the phrase in his monastic rule for a reason, and it rings true in other intentional communities as well.

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December 3, 2020

The Odd One Out

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The Bruderhof has been multicultural and multilingual since its second decade. In fact, seventeen years after its founding in Germany, its English branch included residents of ten different European nationalities, speaking about as many languages.

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August 6, 2020

Homecare in the Golden Years

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My grandmother Collette was improvising as we plodded down the hallway to our apartment arm in arm, our steps and her cane marking the downbeats.

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June 19, 2020

What I Learned as a Healthcare Hero

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For six weeks of this most unusual spring, I worked in a long-term care facility in upstate New York that lost dozens of residents to COVID-19.

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