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From the Archives: Chateaubriand in America

When François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, pioneer of the Romantic literary movement, future member of the Académie française, and steadfast defender of the Catholic Church, visited America in 1792, he wrote of the stunning beauty of the Hudson Valley, the tribal customs of the Native Americans, and an inspirational, heartfelt meeting with George Washington outside Philadelphia. …

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Waiting for Hope Incarnate

For to us a child is born. A child of hair and nails and teeth; a child of shoulders and ankles and wrists and knees; a child of muscles that strained and bones that broke and cartilage that twisted and rubbed and wore and tore. A child who could, and who would, feel the pain…

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Finding the Reality in Christmas

My family has the unique claim of being the March family from Little Women. That, or the closest thing to it: four sisters and their mother. Of course, each sister doesn’t line up quite perfectly with her counterpart in Louisa May Alcott’s book. There are strangely similar attributes though, like the fact that we tend…