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Sunday’s Child: Epilogue

It had been several months since Gregory had visited his good friend, Sal, at the monastery. He’d had a lot of time to think since then and he had been in regularly via email and e-cards. He was praying the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 13 – The Visitation

He no longer had a phone number for Bro. Salvatore, so he sent him an email asking if could come for a visit. They settled on a date and Gregory drove the nearly three hours to DC to see him. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 12 – Some Answers… Finally!

Denny was anxious to get out of Northern Virginia. He was tired of the long commute to DC every day. He had grown up in the Shenandoah Valley and even Gregory’s brother lived out there now, so Gregory set about … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 11 – Unraveling

There was a new private elementary school opening in Chantilly and they needed someone to get their art program off the ground. They wanted a part-time teacher to share with their sister school in Sterling. He interviewed in person with … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 10 – Hope Rises

At a social hour after Mass, Peter asked Gregory if he bowled. He told him that he hadn’t in years, but had practically grown up in the Penn Daw Bowling Lanes. Peter and a few others from Dignity were members … Continue reading

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Fragility

An artist can often be described as having a “fragile” ego. But I think fragility goes much deeper than that. It’s not just the ego that is fragile. It’s the artist’s whole state of mind. No not mind, but of … Continue reading

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Pain

noun physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. “she’s in great pain“ synonyms: suffering, agony, torture, torment, discomfort careful effort; great care or trouble. “she took pains to see that everyone ate well” synonyms: care, effort, bother, trouble verb cause mental … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 9 – Tragedy Strikes

It was Spring Break and that meant moving day. Fr. Kenneth had offered to help Gregory move. He was going to drive the truck to Maryland first to pick up the things Gregory had in storage at his sister’s house. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 8 – A Life of Service vs. the Artist in Him

David’s sister drove him to the monastery on move in day. It was actually a few days earlier than everyone else was scheduled to move in, because his lease was up and he had to be out of his apartment. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 7 – New Beginnings

After David was settled into his new place, he decided to go back to school at night. He found a couple of courses that interested him including creative writing and Thanatology. Thanatology was a class on the philosophy of death … Continue reading

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