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Communion by Lawrence Kessenich | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

February 17th, 2016

Episode 497 of 780 episodes

During Lent, season of discipline, I drag myself early out of bed, ride to Mass with Mom and Mrs. Crivello, warm in the front seat between their woolen coats, soothed by familiar perfume. Headlights carve the ebony darkness. The women talk in low tones about people I don’t know, the thrum of their voices reassuring.... Read more »

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