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One day a nun from the nearby convent of Diveyevo, coming to visit St. Seraphim at his hermitage in the woods near Sarov, found the old monk being visited by a bear. Terrified, the nun let out a scream. The staretz responded by patting the bear and sending it away, but when the nun came to sit beside the elder, the bear returned and lay down by Seraphim’s feet. “I was as terrified as before,” the nun later recorded, “but when I saw Father Seraphim, quite unconcerned, treating the bear like a lamb, stroking him and giving him bread, I calmed down.” Her fear left her entirely.

-From The Orthodox Peace Fellowship

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Made just down the road, in Navarre, Ohio, this is the best store-bought pasta sauce we have ever had. It makes meatless pasta- or even better, potato and onion perogis- satisfying indeed.

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The Houston Catholic Worker has published a letter about a miraculous healing through the intercession of the Servant of God Dorothy Day: http://www.cjd.org/paper/miracle.html

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Humus And Humility

Photographs from Mt Athos, illustrating the relationship between Orthodoxy and ecology:

http://www.humusandhumility.org/

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