Heaven and Earth Are Full of Your Glory: Sophiological Reflections on the Immaculate Conception and Isaiah 6:3

David Russell Mosley Eastertide 24 May 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today at Mass I was struck by the responsorial psalm. It was Psalm 148 and the response was “Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory” (capitalizations are mostly mine). Today, for reasons as yet unknown to me, hearing [Read More…]

Good Friday and the Holy Grail: Thirsty Reflections from a Good Friday Service

David Russell Mosley Holy Week Holy Saturday 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As most of you know, tonight I will be received into the Catholic Church. So, last night I headed off to my parish’s Good Friday service. I’ve just begun a new job at a Catholic High School (hence [Read More…]

The World of Patrick’s Breastplate: Seeing through the Eyes of a Medieval Prayer

David Russell Mosley Lent 18 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Well, yesterday was St. Patrick’s day and many have written excellently about the man and his feast day and why it shouldn’t exclusively include drinking and green and leprechauns. Today I want to talk about a prayer that is [Read More…]

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On Joy and Renewal: More Reflections on Michael Martin’s Sophia Option

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 8 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Today I had intended to write about Michael Martin’s The Sophia Option II: A Joyful Noise, but then this morning he went and posted The Sophia Option III: Taking it Back. So, I will respond to both essays [Read More…]

Entering the Sphere of Jove: Saturn Makes Way for Jupiter in the Works of C. S. Lewis

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 6 March 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, As I was reading Michael Ward’s excellent and convincing Planet Narnia (which argues that the seven Chronicles of Narnia were written with a particular governing planet in mind) I came to his chapter on Saturn and The Last [Read More…]

Seeing the World through the Lens of Reverence: Michael Martin Presents the Sophia Option

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 21 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I was preparing quite a different letter for you. I was preparing a letter reviewing Joseph Pearce’s new book, Merrie England: A Journey Through the Shire, a review I hope to send to you tomorrow. But then, as I [Read More…]

My Rolling English Road to Rome: How J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Stratford Caldecott Helped Make Me Catholic

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 14 February 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Two days ago I told you that I am going to be received into the Catholic Church. Today, I want to dig a little deeper by explaining one part of how I found myself on a road I [Read More…]

Worshipping the One Who Is Beauty: Overcoming Evil with Small Acts of Beauty

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time St. Anskar 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, My goodness. So many things have happened in the past two weeks that I don’t really know where to begin. After all, just today I’ve come across articles concerning President Trump’s first clandestine mission in Yemen which resulted in [Read More…]

Publishing a New Book: Slaying Dragons and Seeing Visions

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 27 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce that I have just signed (and will soon be posting) a contract to publish my book Slaying Dragons and Seeing Visions. This is the story of my son’s cancer treatment and how during [Read More…]

Wonder-filled Children and Wise Old Men and Women: Lessons in Vision and Wisdom

David Russell Mosley Ordinary Time 12 January 2017 The Edge of Elfland Hudson, New Hampshire Dear Readers, Last night, as usual, I read one of my son Edwyn’s favorite books. It’s a book he got for Christmas from one of his great-aunts and it is, naturally enough, about dragons. The book, called Where’s the Dragon, [Read More…]