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Food for the Heart and Soul Based on the Rule of Saint Benedict

posted by Fr Gregory Gresko

 Greetings in our Lord Jesus from Mary Mother of the Church Benedictine Abbey in Richmond, Virginia.  Writing to you from the banks of the historic James River, on which the first colony of our beloved nation was founded over […]


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