August 12, 2014

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A Clear Creek Abbey Documentary, Part IV: The Final Visit

A monk goes about his daily work in the background of the lower church, while sunlight streams in through the windows.

For those of you who have been hanging in there, this is… (believe it or not!) …the final post of my unofficial, mini-documentary on Clear Creek Abbey! The Final Visit So, what is there left to see? Well today, before virtually “leaving” the monastery, we are going to: visit the Lower Church and see several […]

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August 9, 2014

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Nomad Nuggets: Bite-Sized Inspiration From the Road, #2

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While I am busy working away on the final segment of Clear Creek Abbey (guys, this stuff is COMPLICATED!), I just wanted to share (with any readers who happen to be left!) a photo that I have fallen in love with along the way. I do not know if it will make it into the […]

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August 5, 2014

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A Clear Creek Abbey Documentary, Part III: Daily Monastic Life

Until then, keep Clear Creek Abbey in your thoughts and prayers, as it continues the rhythm of its daily life, nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks.

For those of you who are wondering what on earth ever happened to the remainder of my independent and unofficial mini-documentary on Clear Creak Abbey, well, lets just say that it went on one very long retreat! But guess what? It is back now, refreshed and ready to go! With only two posts left (this […]

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July 30, 2014

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Nomad Nuggets: Bite-Sized Inspiration From the Road, #1

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Today is the first day of…Nomad Nuggets: Bite-Sized Inspiration From the Road! For those of you who are wondering what on earth I am talking about (and that would not be completely rare), this is a new feature on Reclaiming the Sacred which is intended to share relatively brief, but inspirational “nuggets,” straight from a […]

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July 29, 2014

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The “Narrow-Minded” Church

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We have all heard it before. The dreaded phrase. Two little words that stigmatize and brand as if the most evil creature imaginable had suddenly appeared before our eyes, foaming at the mouth, with razor-sharp teeth flashing, and leather whip in hand. Narrow-minded. It causes our instincts to shudder. It calls to minds barbaric cruelty, […]

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July 28, 2014

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Nomad Nuggets: Bite-Sized Inspiration From the Road

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Have you been feeling that things have been a little bit heavy lately? With the ongoing situation in Iraq, and the persecution of Christians throughout many countries in the east, it has certainly been justified (and necessary) to draw attention to the continuing, horrendous crimes that should never be swept under the proverbial rug of […]

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July 25, 2014

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The TRUE Tragedy of Christian Persecution in the East is US

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Sharing yesterday’s post was, well, disheartening, to say the least. Not only is it tragic to think of the sufferings that Christians are being forced to undergo in the east, but it is jolting to the psyche to be confronted with the concrete manifestations of pure inhumanity in all of its most fallen depths. Yet […]

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July 24, 2014

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Wake Up Call to the West: The Brutal Murder of a Christian Girl

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I am being honest when I say that I am not sure if I should post the following pictures. I am also being honest when I say that anyone who comes across this page should be very careful about scrolling down to view them. If you have children in the room, shut this site down […]

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July 23, 2014

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Footsteps of Light & Perils of Darkness: A Journey into the Faith

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Our Lord once said: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.“ To tread the broad road that He mentioned is to do what many do, and remain ordinary. But for those who strive to venture upon the almost […]

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July 22, 2014

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Pledge To Be Extraordinary & Change the World

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Have you ever wanted to stand up for something? Now is your chance. A Church in Need of Repair In our modern world, truth has sadly become relative. The endless mixing of different “faiths,” coupled with the desire for human respect, has led far too many Catholics into sometimes subtle, or even tragically brazen, compromises […]

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