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Members of the Rutba House in Durham, N.C., gather for meals and morning and evening prayer. (Globe / Davis Turner) Members of the Rutba House in Durham, N.C., gather for meals and morning and evening prayer.
By Molly Worthen
February 3, 2008

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S.G. PRESTON IS a Knight of Prayer. Each morning at his Vancouver, Wash., home, he wakes up and prays one of the 50-odd psalms he has committed to memory, sometimes donning a Kelly green monk's habit. In Durham, N.C., Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and fellow members of Rutba House gather for common meals as well as morning and evening prayer based on ... (Full article: 1999 words)

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