Recent Stories

And the Table Will be Wide

The sun streamed through the chapel windows. It was 9am on an ordinary Tuesday and I was about to participate in a Catholic Mass for the first time in my life. With the exception of a very, brief stint at a Catholic school more than 40 years ago, this was my first real experience of Catholic community and liturgy. When I arrived at The Abbey the night before, the gracious siste....

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Awareness About Depression

Amanda’s Story – What I Know Now

My world stopped turning on October 10, 2006. I was 20 years old. I was interning at a primary school about to head home for fall break when I had a voicemail from my dad to call him. The news was tragic.  My mother had taken her own life.  The reality of never getting to see her again, or hug her, or kiss her, or tell her how much I loved her began to sink …....

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I am Found – Jane’s Story

I am Found – Jane’s Story

Both my parents attended the local Presbyterian Church. They were faithful attendees but not Christians. As I grew up I had very little interest in God. My adolescent years were scarred by sexual abuse and painfully low self-esteem. I was desperate for someone to make me feel safe and protected. When I met the man who was to become my husband I believed that he would do that ....

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