David Russell Mosley
21 June 2017
The Edge of Elfland
Manchester, New Hampshire
Very briefly, a quick update on my life. As many of you know I started working back in April at a Catholic liberal arts high school. Well, apparently I’ve done some good work because today it was officially announced that I have been promoted to Dean of Humanities. Now that that’s out of the way, I want to tell you about this conference I’m heading to tomorrow.
Hopefully, many of you are familiar with the Sick Pilgrim blog. Well, Jonathan Ryan and Jessica Mesman Griffith along with Ken Garcia at Notre Dame and many others have worked diligently to put together a conference on re-enchanting Catholic literature called, “Trying to Say ‘God'”. The conference is going to feature keynote speakers such as Bishop Daniel Flores, Mary Karr, Heather King and many others. I will be contributing in my own small way talking about enchantment, folk liturgy, and possibly some medieval cosmology.
I’ll most certainly write another letter to tell about the conference after the fact and may try to steal some time to write about it whilst it is going on. In the mean time, say a prayer for me as I continue to work on my conference paper (which ought to deal with Faërie, sacramental ontology, folk liturgy, and maybe even medieval cosmology). Also, say a prayer for the conference, work like this, work that I tend to think is essential, can be a lightning rod for evil, for demonic forces. Pray that all our attendees arrive safely, that our presenters arrive safely, and that God is praised in all we do.
Until next time.