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December 2015

Best of Bearings Online, 2015  

On this the last day of 2015, we’re taking a moment to look back at the Bearings Online articles that our readers and staff have most enjoyed.

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December Events

Here are a few things that happened at the Collegeville Institute this month:

Between Constantinople and Jerusalem: Music and Sacred Ritual in Medieval Slavia Orthodoxa

This HMML lecture presented by Gregory Myers and Anna Levy explored the music and sacred ritual in Medieval Slavia Orthodoxa.
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Margaret Broadbent

Discovering an Australian Spirituality through Aboriginal-Christian Dialogue: A “White” Woman’s Dreaming

Through ritual, song, images, and art, short-term resident scholar Margaret Broadbent presented her story of a white woman’s dreaming as it relates to a new consciousness materializing in the universe.
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Resident Scholars and Lefse

Resident Scholars Celebrate Christmas

The Resident Scholars celebrated both the end of the semester and the Christmas holiday with a potluck party on December 10, 2015.
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Featured articles from Bearings Online

The Living Tradition of Icon Painting: An Interview with Philip Davydov 

by Elisabeth Kvernen

Elisabeth Kvernen interviews Russian iconographer Philip Davydov, who speaks of icons as “windows to heaven,” that help the viewer focus on prayer.

Praying With The Monks

by M. Dion Thompson

For M. Dion Thompson, the Abbey Church has become a place to reconnect, to repair some frayed wires, and to lay in a reserve for the next dry season.

The Dakotas, the Dishes, and the Divine

by the Collegeville Institute

An interview with Kathleen Norris on acedia, writing, hospitality, and the importance of place.

The Story Revealed: An Interview with Pamela Carter Joern

by Betsy Johnson-Miller

Pamela Carter Joern on receiving the Nebraska Book Award, the art of writing short stories, and what motivates her to keep writing.

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