Welcome! I’m Lisa, a writer, speaker, and art history PhD who loves to walk the paths of the ancient Christian faithespecially my favorite time period, the Middle Ages.

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A Medieval Prayer for the World

Today, the Church remembers Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167), abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in Yorkshire. I wanted to share with you a beautiful passage from his De institutione inclusarum (The Formation of Anchoresses) on praying—and more—for the world....
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A Medium Aevum Advent (a post at the Ancient-Future Faith Network)

This week I'm over at the Ancient-Future Faith Network with an Advent reflection. How does a medievalist mother experience the coming of Christ? What does a battered manger scene have to do with it? Here's a peek: I’m heartened to see more and more Christians keeping...
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Kitchen Sink Spirituality

Washing the dishes isn’t included in the books on spiritual disciplines—not in Richard Foster’s classic Celebration of Discipline or Adele Calhoun’s more recent Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, which describes a whopping 62 disciplines. But maybe it should be. In...
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