Anne Gardner is an Episcopal minister and freelance writer.

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This Lent, we must pair our faith with action

Perspective: In 1969 Boston, a derelict four-story brick building was reimagined by Paul Sullivan and Jim Buckley as a shelter for homeless men. The Pine Street Inn offered its 200 daily guests "a hot and a cot." And, as it turns out, egg salad sandwiches.


Why I gave my wedding dress to Carmelite monastery

Commentary: In the middle of an otherwise nondescript residential street, the red-brick edifice of Boston Carmel peeks out from behind its protective wall.