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November 6, 2023

How do we reach ‘spiritual effectiveness’?  On the solemnity of All Saints at our second Vespers we heard a profound text from Evelyn Underhill where she poses this to us: “If we ask the saints how they achieved spiritual effectiveness…” (Concerning the Interior Life).  The reply she gives is that “in so far as they […]

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