Thursday, April 20, 2017

"fare forward..."

Sorry just to give a link, but go read this third section of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, "The Dry Salvages." 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"Christ plays in ten thousand places..."

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
  As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
  Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
  Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
  Selves -- goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.

I say more: the just man justices;
  Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is --
  Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
  To the Father through the features of men's faces.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Monday, April 10, 2017

Coming back but with a change

I guess that you have noticed the busy new look of the blog. I didn't know if I would be coming back at all, but I am going to -- with another change in posting.

You might have noticed the description of the blog as a "Commonplace." A Commonplace was a sort of scrapbook of interesting or meaningful things. I am going to start posting a Commonplace of transcendentals: thing that exalt by their integrity, truth, goodness, or beauty. There won't be much commentary. We'll see how this goes.

UCat Dominicans -- not the one in the middle!

Newly named Br. Cyprian and newly professed Br. Pachomius, O.P. at St. Gertrude's, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 15, 2017

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