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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 31 January to 6 February 2011

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

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Care to book a table?

Last week's letter included: 'And when we meet to browse again, it shall be in the crowded aisles in the Bookshop at the End of the World'.

Love it! Can't wait!

Robert W. M. Greaves
All Saints Anglican Church, Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
31 January 2011

More room, more books

With reference to the January 31 message: I am a bibliophile. I have loved books for as long as I remember. I do not remember a time when I did not read. As a child I read mysteries and mythology. I branched into historical novels, in addition to mysteries and mythology.

I have something like 3,000 books, in spite of the fact I have pared down my library frequently — every time we move, in fact and as a clergyperson that is often! — and still all that does is make room for more purchases.

I loved this article. And I, too, await the day when we all meet in that book shop-and-pub at the end of it all. See you there!

Lois Keen
Grace Episcopal Church Norwalk
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
1 February 2011

Anyone know where to find a saint?

Much taken by the quotation from MS Shepherd "The best sort of Christian education is knowing a saint", I have been trying to track down the source. Alas, even Google has failed me. Any shared wisdom will be gratefully received.


Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T.
Community of the Transfiguration
Eureka, California, USA
31 January 2011

Ed. note: Nor had we luck in finding the source of this quotation. We suspect it was in one of Shepherd's essays connected with Christian education. We'll hope one of AO's readers can assist.

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