By Kathy Keary
As our relationship with God evolves through contemplative prayer, our circle of concern for others widens. We realize that not only are we the beloved of God, but everyone is a child of God deserving of our love. As we draw into deeper communion with the divine, our sense of unity with others is fortified propelling us to action.
By Lucia Ferrara
In honor of the Fourth of July, today we’re making a dessert popular at the dawn of the American nation, apple pandowdy. The origin of this deep-dish pastry with a spiced apple filling can be traced to German immigrants to colonial Pennsylvania.