Laura Hammel is a member of the Sisters of St. Clare, a Poor Clare community in Saginaw, Michigan. In addition to the prayer ministry in her diocese, she has developed and maintained a website introducing different prayer forms useful at certain times of the year. These include an Advent calendar, contemplation using Stations of the Cross, a Pentecost Novena and Mysteries of the Rosary.  

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From ashes to insight

GSR Column Preview: I must confess that often the yearly ritual of receiving ashes on my forehead at the beginning of Lent has become dangerously routine.