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Benedict

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Yesterday was the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 540). Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Lazio, Italy (about 40 miles to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of central Italy.…

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Standing on Air

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree I’ve been spending a lot of time watching hummingbirds. They visit our feeder, stealing quick sips. What amazing creatures. Do you think God thought, “I think I’ll make something fast as lightening with wings like…

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Rhythm

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree What is rhythm? I first remember learning about this word in elementary school. It was hard to spell, so our teacher told us, “Just remember it this way: Robin Hood Yelled To His Men.” How helpful! I started piano lessons and “rhythm” became…

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Merton

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Thomas Merton lived as a monk at the Abby of Gethsemani from 1941 until his death in 1968. This particular Abby is nestled deep in the hills of central Kentucky. It is a monastery of…

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Shooting in RVA

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Yesterday, a friend sent me a picture. It was a scene of a smoky, downtown Manhattan. I’m sure you’ve read about the wildfires in Canada that are creating these hazy skies. And, there were shootings in…

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Summer Prayers

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree With the coming of Memorial Day comes a good bit of travel accompanied by, God willing, times of re-creation. What would it look like for you to pair your summer plans and travels with prayer?…

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Ritual

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree This past Sunday, we celebrated the fantastic young people who are a part of the fabric of St. Paul’s. We celebrated their contributions, as well as the contributions of their faithful teachers and mentors who…

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At All Times

by the Rev. Charlie Dupree Silver, silver sky; Gray, yellow, metal, soft. Sprinkler system watering plants placed; Back and forth; forth and back; Precise and clumsy. Calming. Mamas and daddies putting curious kids to bed “Do I have to? Do…

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