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One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


A Priest For All Seasons, Part 1
imageThere are citizens in Middlesex who are absolutely indispensable to our quality of life. They are such fine thinkers and/or doers that life without their leadership and inspiration would be inconceivable. I count Father John Boddie of the Church of the Visitation in such company.


A Priest For All Seasons, Part 2
imageFather John Boddie pastors two church communities, Middlesex and Mathews, as is a typical assignment today due to priest shortages. Some priests are clustered with three churches and Father John even knew of one priest who had been given four. It is no surprise that priest “burn out” and a number of other stress-related illnesses are more prevalent today.


A Priest For All Seasons, Part 3
imageAccording to Father John Boddie, it is not easy these days to be a Catholic priest. My guess is that most ministers from all denominations would probably agree.


A Priest For All Seasons, Part 4
imageFather John Boddie of the Church of the Visitation makes no secret of the fact he came from a ghetto background in Newport News. Perhaps this is what makes his story so riveting.


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