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Series: Praying with the Saints

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April 8, 2021 | The Very Rev. Paul Donison

    Father Paul leads evening prayer and tells the story of a poet and a preacher with a licentious past whose incredible command of language made him one of England's greatest preachers.

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    Father Paul Donison hosts an online service of evening prayer with an inspiring story from the life of a Christian saint, followed by a pastoral reflection. Follow along with our PDF guide.

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