Abigail Carroll, author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal and A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim, lives in Winooski, Vermont.

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Spiritual Practices for Real Life

by Abigail Carroll 04-25-2018
The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us, by Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger. Brazos Press.

WHAT WOULD IT look like to extend radical hospitality to the “other,” spend less money in order to give more away, reclaim the Sabbath by practicing intentional rest, embrace simplicity by downsizing material possessions, and seek the renewal of ailing cities and neighborhoods by living in them rather than fleeing them—all while holding jobs and raising a flock of kids?

In The Year of Small Things, Sarah Arthur and Erin Wasinger set out to discover the answer. Inspired by the New Monasticism, a movement that integrates ancient Christian values into modern life, the two friends and their families embark on a year of small but intentional steps of faith and action, devoting each month to a different theme, whether prayer, sustainability, or serving the needs of the under-resourced city in which they live and worship.

Dear Francis

by Abigail Carroll 01-06-2015
A poem

When it comes to living small,
you were ahead of your time,
which is why I nominate you
patron saint of tiny homes. So
you haven’t heard of them?