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Barbara Hughes
Barbara Hughes is an author, retreat facilitator and spiritual guide. She lives in Virginia Beach and can be reached at

May 17, 2021
The saying: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is for me synonymous with a conscious awareness of the presence of God. I was reminded of this when an email from Franciscan Father Richard Rohr landed in my inbox describing an experience of being surrounded by what he could only define as holy. He wrote: “I had the sense that the world was good, I was good, and I was part of the good world — and I just wanted to stay there. It was like being taken to another world — the real world, the world as it’s meant to be, where the foundation is love and God is in everything.” The interesting thing is that the priest…
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