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"St. John of the Cross" by Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M. INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - December 14, 2013 ... ability". Commenting upon the poetic perfection of Spiritual Canticle , this critic observes that either his stanzas were kneaded, pulled to pieces and refashioned again and again in the cell of his mind--"polished and repolished ceaselessly" as the French preceptionist has it--or he was possessed of the most marvelously intuitive poetic faculty imaginable and developed what the Catalan Maragall was later to call the art of the "living word" ( paraula viva ) to an extent ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2013/12/st-john-of-the-cross-by-fr-thomas-dubay-sm.html
A Taste of Russian Monasticism MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - December 9, 2013 my source: Roca The Fathers of Russian Monasticism St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves (July 10) St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (May 3) A nun of St Elizabeth's Monastery in Minsk gave me an icon of these two saints. Thus, although her monastery is in Belarus and mine in Peru, although she is Orthodox and I am Catholic, I pray and hope that the presence of SS Anthony and Theodosius of the Caves in our midst will be a blessing for our monastery here as we try to sow the seeds ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-taste-of-russian-monasticism.html
"Woman, Behold Your Son!" 33 Days to Morning Glory – Part 1 THESE STONE WALLS - December 4, 2013 ... of late, and his hopes at finally being free of it. I was very moved by Ralph's comment and so was Pornchai as it mentioned him as well. But from that point on, October seemed to descend into a chaotic and painful cascade of trial after trial. "Great suffering requires great trust." I had no idea where such a thought came from, but I awoke one October morning muttering this to myself. It was then that I told Pornchai that what we really need to work on is not freedom from the anvils hanging ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/YAV34lRxEew/
These Stone Walls: An Advent Tale - Part 1 MARY, OUR MOTHER - December 4, 2013 "Woman, Behold Your Son!" 33 Days to Morning Glory – Part 1 This first of a two-part Advent post invites TSW readers to "33 Days to Morning Glory," a life changing Consecration to Mary presented by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC. "Is there anyone in your life for whom you have given up all hope for redemption, for whom you've given up any expectation of fundamental change at their very core?" That question began " The Conversion of Saint Paul and the Cost of Discipleship ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/YVVY/~3/61-dwSGEqlo/these-stone-walls-advent-tale-part-1.html