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Sonja Livingston's latest book, The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions into Devotion, describes a series of journeys that explore tradition within a swiftly changing personal and religious landscape. She divides her time between Rochester, N.Y., and Richmond, Va., where she is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Sonja Livingston
Hildegard von Bingen’s five ingredients for an abundant life.
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Sonja Livingston
My father-in-law is coming to the end.
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Sonja Livingston
In Poland, paczki are eaten on the Thursday before Lent, but they are a Fat Tuesday tradition in Polish communities across the United States.
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Sonja Livingston
Darkness and light are but one, the psalmist tells us. Our lives are filled with both. Sugar and skulls. Flowers and dust. Love and loss. You cannot embrace one without allowing the other.
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Sonja Livingston
It has taken a trip to Epiphany City for me to fully grasp that, when it comes to faith, I have barely gotten my feet wet.
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Sonja Livingston
What a missing statue and a Rust Belt quest taught me about devotion.
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Sonja Livingston
On finding reconciliation in a post-contrition era.