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St. Aelred of Rievaulx’s Spiritual Friendship has been getting a lot of attention recently, and justifiably so. Friendship—close, intimate friendship—always deserves our time and attention. A few things stood out to me as I read this short treatise.First, Aelred’s insistence that friendship is eternal: “Friendship is indeed everlasting. Hence a friend loves always.” Friendship’s aim extends beyond this world to heaven, for “the true and eternal friendship that begins here is perfected there.” Continue Reading »