Highlights for March

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Book suggests exploring Lent through the senses

Review by Neva Rae Fox
I was taught the significance and a deep appreciation of Lent as a young girl attending Catholic elementary school. Ever since, I annually approach Lent with the commitment and respect that bespeaks of the 40 days of penance and reflection.
For many years, I, like thousands of others, gave up something for Lent, ranging from sweets to smoking to a memorable Lent as a teen when I gave up Cheese Doodles (that was a sacrifice!). My observances for Lent modified over the years, and for the past two decades I have taken on self-improvement reading, ranging from an examination of St. Paul and Islam to books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Thomas Merton. Of late, I have been searching for a new way to observe the 40 days of penance, and I am delighted to have discovered it in a compact book, “Sense and Sensibility.”

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Iconography by Tobias Haller, BSG.
‘Beauty of holiness’ visual art sought

By Episcopal Journal
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts has scheduled its spring member exhibition, titled “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness.” The submission deadline is March 9 and the exhibition will be displayed digitally at www.ECVA.org beginning April 14.
“Worship and praise of the Divine has taken many forms through time and space,” exhibit curator and ECVA member Tobias Stanislas Haller, BSG, writes in the call for artists.
“Much of it has been verbal, but the words of prayer and liturgy have often been accompanied by a humble sense of their inadequacy to comprehend the incomprehensible greatness of God.”

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