The On Being Project

Catherine Ann Lombard
Catherine Ann Lombard

is a psychosynthesis counselor, writer, and teacher. Her books include God is in Rosaleen’s Restaurant and From Culture Shock to Personal Transformation: Studying Abroad and the Search for Meaning. You can read more of her writing on her blog LoveAndWill.com.

The Rhythms and Rituals of Cairo During Ramadan

An American writer living in Egypt during the months after 9/11 experiences the beauty of Ramadan in Cairo. She finds unexpected kinship in the rhythms of the culture and its people, reflecting all that is human: piety and gaiety, charity and ostentation, sacrifice and indulgence.

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The Rhythms and Rituals of Cairo During Ramadan

A Communion with the Earth: Gardening and Gratitude

Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And, gardening, our author says, can be a precise mirror for the soul. A story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.

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A Communion with the Earth: Gardening and Gratitude