Is Anybody Home?

Sorry I’ve been away from the blog for so many days. Is anybody still out there?

Last week I was on retreat at Belmont Abbey in Charlotte, NC for several days. They had Wi Fi in the monastery, but I thought it wasn’t really in keeping with a monastic retreat for me to be blogging away as usual. Saturday I did a talk at Belmont on C.S.Lewis for Lent.

To prepare I re-read the first two science fiction books–Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. I’d forgotten the amount of exciting metaphysical, cosmological wonders he weaves into the books–especially Perelandra. 

Whenever I’m away there’s always catch up to do in the parish, so on Saturday I zoomed back down I-85 to take confessions, celebrate the vigil Mass and take Sunday duties in the parish.

Today is my ‘day off’ which means writing, having lunch with Joseph Pearce, doing my radio show and running errands. I might just get a chance to blog a little too.

  • Anthony Brett Dawe

    So when do we get the series on the Liturgy?you have lots of time obviously lounging around reading science fiction and Benedictine 'style' fasting… just perusing Dom Gregory Dix and Palmer's 'Ancient Liturgies' with some Richard Hooker, 'On the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity' on the side…idle hands… [lead to 'fracture dancing' ED]

  • Rachel Bostwick

    I recently had to do a short talk about Aquinas and the problem of evil for my philosophy class, and I had serious flashbacks of Perelandra the whole time. Later the same night, I had a discussion with a dear friend who was troubled in earnest about the same topic, and I was trying to explain the whole story to her… It is definitely time to dig up and reread.

  • Elizabeth from Sussex

    I'm still here! Must read that trilogy again.

  • Anneg

    My Favorite Books! I must have read the series 4 or 5 times. I'm really glad you got a retreat and rest. I was afraid you were too busy.

  • Rosemary

    Perelandra et al… I've given away so many copies, I'll have to invest in a new set. Of course you were missed, Father! Glad you had a bit of a break: like Anneg, I was afraid you were getting too busy.