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A shared consideration of friendship as prayer

” … friendship is, at its best, a prayer.

“It is, after all, an act of faith.  It is sacred.  It is an epistle, delivered from one person to another.  In its best moments, friendship is a canticle that celebrates, a parable that teaches.  In the close proximity of a friend, you find a cathedral where promises are kept, and a chapel where tears are shed.  Friendship is a responsorial psalm: one heart speaks, another responds, and in the silences in between we hear something of God.”

~ Greg Kandra,

“Friendship Is a Prayer,” America March 17, 2003

When I read this, the faces and voices of so many friends come to mind. Thank you for helping me to pray.

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A native of the North Shore of Boston, I currently live on Long Island, New York. I worked at Boston College as the Acting Director of The Church in the 21st Century Center until August, 2010 and served until November 2016 as Canon for Formation, and Dean of the George Mercer Jr. School of Theology of the Diocese of Long Island. I am now Rector at the Church of Saint Anselm of Canterbury in Shoreham, New York.

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