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Nov 12, 2023Liked by Kristin Haakenson

Also: do we think his name was literally Clement or this was like his churchy name? What language do we think he spoke when he wasn't writing?

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Nov 12, 2023Liked by Kristin Haakenson

I'd love to hear more about whatever Greek word was translated as "peculiar" in the early quote!

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Stunning illustrations. You are talented and so industrious and focused in your research. I get side tracked so easily. Livery companies and St Martin🙈 I’m a food writer so I suppose wine is okay. Thanks so much for this post Kristin.

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Nov 12, 2023Liked by Kristin Haakenson

Great. Enjoyed this a lot.

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Reading this on a day when I’m pondering, when the world is so full of suffering, what I’m supposed to do about any of it. Sometimes it’s very difficult to find God’s presence in it all. I can see God all around in nature and whimsical art like yours, but when I see toddlers in war torn countries shaking with terror or see horses being abused, I feel paralyzed by it all. If I’m being honest, a call to sainthood or martyrdom seems a terrible thing no matter how brave I’d like to be.

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Wonderful post Kristin! Looking forward to more on St.Clement. November has been unexpectedly productive for us. Getting lots done around the house and putting things in order in hope to relax and get cozy when winter truly settles in. We have managed to take breaks and enjoy the beautiful that is fall here in the woods we live in.

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Dear Kristin, you find the richest history both helping me learn something and that enlarges my faith, thank you!

The illustration with the lamb in the center and the citrus around the edges is such a joyful painting. You amaze me.

I think it's interesting that Saint Clement's day is the same day as Thanksgiving, two celebrations dovetailing to remind us to pause and remember. 🙂

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Your drawings are just so full of whimsy and beauty! And I love the sheep pictures.

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This was so nourishing! I learned so much. I am so passionate about liturgical living and I absolutely love your work -- This was such a pleasure to read. Peace be with you! 🕊️

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