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To Be Happier, Start Thinking About Your Own Death

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Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” Catholics contemplate their own deaths when they pray or go to Mass. I once heard a Catholic say that to keep our mortality in mind we should occasionally feel the bones in our wrists. But why? The New York TimesTo Be Happier, Start Thinking About Your Own Death

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Hate Religion but Love Buddhism?

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Indonesian Buddhist monks Joanna Piacenza writes in First Things about how her religionBuddhism, has been picked apart and reduced to meditation by Westerners who are “spiritual but not religious,” “A religion has to have a couple rules if it’s going to last 2500 years, after all.” Read it here: Hate Religion but Love Buddhism?

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To Get Students to Focus, Some Professors Are Asking Them to Close Their Eyes

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College professors are using stillness, silence and beholding and getting results. Michelle Francl, a chemistry professor at Bryn Mawr, made the connection years ago while attending daily Mass. More from The Washington PostTo Get Students to Focus, Some Professors Are Asking Them to Close Their Eyes

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Memorial of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Anselm's illuminated manuscript

Anselm was an opponent of slavery. He helped pass a law banning the sale of human beings. Read more and a book recommendation from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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