Spaces In-between

Spaces In-betweenThis article was originally published in March of 2007 under a different title. The loss of a son is arguably the worst of life’s tragedies and compels one to reevaluate priorities, relationships and everything about one’s life. In the deepest hour of darkness the light of God finds a way to permeate and transfigure, warm and heal. The holiday season remains a time of bittersweet memories, but through it all, God is present: Emmanuel reigns.


About frmichelrcc

I have a degree in religious studies from the University of Wisconsin, did graduate work in theology at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, and also at St. Paul's University in Ottawa. I have been a Benedictine since I first professed as an oblate in 1982, making final profession in 2009. I have worked as vocations director in a large diocese in the mid-west and am a spiritual director in the Benedictine tradition. I have 3 sons, one of whom is now in God's loving embrace in eternity, and 2 grandsons, Bradley and Jacob.
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