Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov 30 – Turning Toward Advent

First Monday of Advent November 30 –  “Companion is the one who eats the same bread.” Yesterday morning when I opened the blinds in my room, snow traceries on the courtyard cloister walk roofs took my breath away.   A few minutes … Continue reading

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Nov 25 – “If only I were a candle in the dark”

Wednesday, November 25 —  the  U.S. Thanksgiving Day break Each year on this day our campus eases toward stillness.   Students have headed out to where they will gather for the most peace-oriented of the U.S. national holidays.  The non-academic … Continue reading

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Nov 23 – After a First Snow

Monday  November 23 “all the stars stand up and shout” A long time soul friend sent me this poem over the weekend.  Knocked me over; a strong short poem about the coming of snow and ice to our part of … Continue reading

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Nov 20 sun –> snow

Friday November 20 —  the Work Day poetry list is back from its November break and G Stockhausen is heading home to DC {see G Stock’s Caring Bridge message} Sharp winds and, compared with an idyllic 1st half of November … Continue reading

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Nov 9 — on retreat

I doubt that a new post will find its way into this week of stillness and beauty and prayer.   But here’s the one I sent from this same place of retreat last year.   Back to regular order next … Continue reading

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Nov 4 – Tagore “a moment’s indulgence”

Wednesday  November 4   “Now is the time to sit quiet” Packing for my annual Jesuit retreat, on Connecticut’s south shore of the Long Island Sound and on the bank of The Hammonasset River, a tidal estuary with sea birds … Continue reading

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Nov 2 – The day of all the saints

Monday November 2 – a saint who lived with us,  Art McGovern, sj This time of year Art McGovern seems to come and find me.  Yesterday was, in the R Catholic calendar, the feast of all the saints.  At the … Continue reading

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