I know, I know, I said the Summablog would take the place of multi-link posts, but this time indulge me, because these are all things you will want to read and since they’re all Patheos things, you know…old habits and such….
First up, On the battlefields and in the hospitals, soldiers on both sides of the Civil War owed their consolation, and sometimes their limbs or their very lives, to the that most exotic and mysterious of creatures: the Catholic Nun.
Next, Tim Muldoon writes a veritable lovesong to marriage and the theology that goes with it; Saint-Exupery wrote: “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” We shouldn’t be surprised by love in marriage, but too often, we are.
That’s a gorgeous, almost lyrical piece, so don’t miss it!
A few other excellent pieces, today:
Pat Gohn, who is ubiquitous and busy, has a piece over at the Catholic Mom site on the feast of the Visitation, and it’s excellent!
Sr. Lisa Doty: Preparing for Ascension? She has a really wonderful meditation.