January 1, 2019

International Woman of Mystery We don’t know what colors she preferred. Was she shy, prone to fits of laughter, or sober and absorbed in her own thoughts? Was her gaze direct? Did her voice carry, or did she speak in intimate tones, as though her words were meant only for you? When she entered a room, did she magnetize others by her ease and warmth? Or did she prefer to observe others in contemplative silence, from just outside the frame?... Read more

December 31, 2018

During the planning and preparation for the Convivium workshop weekend (November 9-11, 2018; theme: Terra Incognita), I spent many hours wondering about the needs of artists, musicians, writers, and readers and how we might prepare a space where those needs could be honored. In contemplating these questions, two of my heroes came to mind: Mother Elvira Petrozzi, who founded Comunità Cenacolo, and Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche. Two Important Models Cenacolo, begun in 1983, offers an extraordinary method for... Read more

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