“The Blessings of Mentorship”

“The Blessings of Mentorship”

April 23, 2015
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My Beliefnet Guest Essay: “The Blessings of Mentorship”

“During a pivotal crossroads in my early thirties, some rare grace led me back to my small hometown of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, in search of a simpler path. There, I discovered an unlikely mentor, Sister M. Augustine, O.S.B. At 87 years old, the reclusive nun—barely over five feet tall and wearing a traditional habit, including a bib apron smeared with paint—quietly worked six days a week in the ceramic shop she had started in the 1960s on the grounds of the oldest Benedictine Monastery in the United States…”

To read the full essay, click HERE.

John Schlimm

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, advocate, artist, and the award-winning author of 19 books on dogs, memoir, entertaining/cooking, history, how-to, and essays.

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