Fran Rossi Szpylczyn is a writer, retreat leader and speaker. She is also the pastoral associate for administration at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, New York, and resides in Albany with her spouse.

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Book Review

Why believers and unbelievers must read Fr. James Martin's new book on prayer

Book review: Without judgment, Jesuit Fr. James Martin offers a road map that shows how prayer is for everyone — including those unsure if they believe in God — at all sorts of times and manners.

It all tastes like love

Jennie and Darlene are arranging name tags on a folding table in front of the church. "Be my first?" I ask them. Mom and daughter beam. I take my first picture on this special day at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, N.Y. I'm Fran, the church office manager. It's a madcap job, but somebody's got to do it.