This is true.
The subterranean miner that works in us all, how can one tell whither leads his shaft by the ever shifting, muffled sound of his pick? –quoted in Jane Langton’s Dark Nantucket Noon, which I just finished. It’s a purplish murder mystery in which almost all of the twists are easily guessable; but it’s still affecting, [...]
via the New Liturgical Movement website. She’s invoked for the protection of penitents as well as prostitutes. Here’s the Thistle Farms site again btw.
There is no way I will regret writing this post! Anyway, Helen Rittelmeyer has a provocative piece called “The Language of Addiction Takes Over,” which makes a bunch of great points despite an underlying framework I think may be wrong. Some of the great points: “The religious novel is in eclipse, but the recovery memoir [...]
‘Tis the season. I went to my first Easter morning Mass ever this year, and holy cats, was it packed! Yikes. Just wall-to-wall Catholics in all phases of forward- and backsliding. It got me thinking about what I learned from being intermittently Jewish as a kid–taken to High Holy Days services a few times, once? [...]
This works best as an Easter song at the end of its album, but here you go anyway–I love this. Probably listened to it for the first time sober ever on Holy Thursday. Had to clean 14-month-old spilled drinks off the CD but it spun just fine. (I just tried looking up this album at [...]
For some reason Whole Foods was selling lots of heavily marked-down Thanksgiving food last week. I grabbed a can of pumpkin for a dollar and proceeded to use it in black bean chili (not the first time I’ve had good results using a sweeter ingredient in my chili) and in delicious curry pumpkin pancakes, made [...]
quotes Walter Moberly [O]ne should not so romanticize the process of moral and spiritual struggle that the Lukan depiction of Jesus as one who maintains apparent serenity and trust amidst suffering is downgraded; as though an anguished and in some ways vacillating struggle for faith is intrinsically superior to a steadily trusting faith; or as [...]