These are the reflections of a Secular Franciscan. I look not only at my own spiritual journey, but also at issues of life, economic and social justice, morality, the arts, and more through the lens of Franciscan Spirituality.
Read in 2018
"The Sword in the Stone" by T. H. White
"The Trumpeter of Krakow" by Eric P. Kelly
"St. Benedict: The Story of the Father of the Western Monks" by May Fabyan Windeatt
"St. Thomas More of London" by Elizabeth M. Ince
"The Paradiso" by Dante Alighieri (Ciardi translation)
"Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture" by Father (later Bishop) Robert Barron
"My Sisters The Saints" by Colleen Carroll Campbell
"Masaoka Shiki: Selected Poems" Translated by Burton Watson
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters" by Annie Dillard
"the sun and her flowers" by Rupi Kaur
"To Light A Fire On The Earth: Proclaiming The Gospel In A Secular Age" by Bishop Robert Barron (with John Allen, Jr.)
"The Aeneid For Boys and Girls" by Alfred J. Church
I'm part of a group starting to plan a Catholic theater conference next year. This is part of the efforts to change the culture - and good theater is one way to do it.
PERFORMING OUR FAITH: THE GIFT OF CATHOLIC THEATRE
July 3-7, 2013 at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, New York
Live theater is a powerful tool for proclaiming the Gospel—stirring mind and heart with the inspiration and energy to overcome spiritual obstacles and acting as a light in the darkness.
PERFORMING OUR FAITH brings together people from around the country who are involved in and support theatre as ministry. This five-day retreat/conference offers an opportunity for actors, playwrights, producers, and patrons to spend time in prayerful reflection and fellowship, with the aim of networking, celebrating, and building an awareness of how theatre can help us share our faith. PERFORMING OUR FAITH participants will enjoy a staged reading of a winning one-act play and develop plans for future gatherings and a festival of Catholic theatre. Please join us!
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