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Old Monk is away for a winter break. Her blog will return the end of February.

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Journal Entry 71

I was one of 400 people or so to attend an anti-violence walk in Erie organized by a group of African–American clergy. It seems that every day now a shooting takes place in our community and too often they end in a murder. So we’re all gathered for a march against violence, right? Only the man next to me spots a local politician and begins to say awful things about that person. I interrupt with, “Hey, ______is my friend, so please stop.” The “peace” marcher than says, “_____is evil.” What!!!???

Journal Entry 61

During the Easter season my monastery, Mount Saint Benedict, is hosting a Women’s Art Show. Oblate Jo Clark and I teamed up to create four Haiga art pieces, a combination of haiku with a visual image, traditionally Japanese ink painting. I wrote the haiku and Jo did the ink painting.

Old Monk on break

Sister Mary Lou is away for a couple weeks. Her blog will return mid-March. Thank you.

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