Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Mid Winter Contemplation

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“The mountains shall yield peace for the people, and the hills justice.” Psalm 72   The three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future visited Scrooge in Charles Dickens short story “A Christmas Carol.” I read this story over again this year sitting before a wood fire at our home in Walton, N.Y. while snow… Read more »

Farewell to Inisfada

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St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, New York, better known by its original name of Inisfada, will close in June.  Completed in 1920, the 87-room mansion was originally the summer home of Nicholas Brady, a Long Island businessman.  After his death, his widow donated the property to the New York Provice of Jesuits.  Since 1963… Read more »

Year of Faith

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What thoughts and images arise at the words, “Year of Faith?” Information can easily be found on the web, but if we engage in a reflective and imaginative exercise, especially if we choose to be open to the movements of inspiration, we might very well find some pleasing and even surprising possibilities. To think of… Read more »

God at Newtown

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Like many Americans, I have struggled to comprehend the event at Sandy Hook Elementary School and have despaired that the “national conversation” (whatever that means) has so quickly devolved into the same old unhelpful clichés and political posturing. While the rest of us are shouting at one another, 26 families have buried loved ones and… Read more »