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Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat

A door to the Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat, the archbishop’s offices in Freiburg.

My latest essay “Sit Still and Uncover Your Eyes” was posted today on Modern Loss, a website dedicated to “candid conversations about grief.” Modern Loss was included in a New York Time’s piece “An online generation redefines mourning’’ by Hannah Seligson that reflects on the new era of public grief via social media.

It is hard to believe it has been two years and almost eight months since Mack died. Over time I have come to understand grief as a reflection of our undying love for those who die. It is a rite of passage, the poet John O’Donohue might call it a threshold, when life changes abruptly and we find ourselves walking a new, unwanted path. Sites like Modern Loss give us a space to share how we each find our way again.


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