in tua nua – 3/21/14

Feast of St. Aengus, author or the Feliré, (Festology of the Saints; martyrology), written 805.   May Tua’s prayer which  is not speech, protect us.   And elsewhere, in a translator’s note (Whitley Stokes) –   Longarad was a master of study and jurisprudence and history and poetry. To him …

tobit – 3/20/14

From Book of Tobit: When you turn back to him with all your heart, to do what is right before him, then he will turn back to you, and no longer hide his face from you. To see What You’re Looking For – the big thing, the motive force, the …

sum eleven – 3/19/14

Eleventh weekly sum of daily notes, in the run-up to Silence: 2014, a cross-border artistic witness. See the Soulographie site (soulographie dot org) for the day-to-day.   Silence: December 2014.   Artists worldwide to practice silence through the month as they will, in different ways, to deepen global contemplative capacity …

happy – 3/17/14

Tellingly, the word “silence” doesn’t appear in the Confessions of St. Patrick. “Silent” does, but generally negated:   What is more, let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the …

if we are going to love others at all – 3/16/14

Charity… is essentially prudent, just, temperate, and strong. Unless all the other virtues blend together in charity, our love is not genuine. No one who really wants to love another will consent to love him falsely. If we are going to love others at all, we must make up our …

proportionate – 3/15/14

In the economy of divine charity we have only as much as we give. But we are called upon to give as much as we have, and more: as much as we are. So the measure of our love is theoretically without limit. The more we desire to give ourselves …

ut non delinquam in lingua mea – 3/14/14

“A man of many words,” says the psalmist, “will never lead a right life on earth.” Therefore he says elsewhere: Dixi custodiam vias meas ut non delinquam in lingua mea (Ps 38:1). This is hypallage, and is as though he said: “I will defend my ways with my tongue-guard; if …

metaphor/metamorphoses – 3/13/14

To the River –       Zbigniew Herbert trans. by John and Bogdana Carpenter   River – hourglass of water metaphor of eternity I enter you more and more changed so I could be a cloud a fish or rock while you are the same like a clock that measures the metamorphoses …

sum 10 – 3/12/10

Sum Ten Tenth weekly sum of daily notes, in the run-up to Silence: 2014, a cross-border artistic witness. See the Soulographie site (soulographie dot org) for the day-to-day.   Silence: December 2014.   Artists worldwide to practice silence through the month as they will, in different ways, to deepen global …