Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sept 30 – “Where Does it Hurt?” Warsan Shire

Friday,  last day in this September – It’s the last day of the last work week in September, which is, in the United States, the first month of what is called the real election race, the time when many potential … Continue reading

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Sept 28 — Getting married in 1935

Wednesday September 28  — That we endure absence, if need be, Without losing our love for each other. Without closing our doors to the unknown. Readers of these posts may have observed lately that these posts are more family-specific than … Continue reading

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Sept 26 “The Windhover: To Christ our Lord” Gerard Manley Hopkins, sj

Monday – September 26  — A Treasure . . . “Buy the field” People tell each other stories about what they see, and hear, and touch.  People listen to stories.   This ancient rhythm weaves humans together over and over. … Continue reading

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Sept 23 – a Friday change of pace – Denise Levertov

Friday, September 23 “the mystery that there is anything, anything at all,” Weather.com predicts a Friday and Saturday of mixed clouds and sun plus a sunny Sunday.    This Friday,  the last work day of this week, opens into its weekend. … Continue reading

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Sept 21 The House of Belonging

Wednesday, September 21 “this is where I want to love all the things it has taken me so long to learn to love.” This day, 109 years ago,  my grandmother brought my dad into the world with pain and courage: … Continue reading

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Sept 19 – Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

Monday, September 19-  ” To attach oneself to place is to surrender to it, and suffer with it.” Why post Kathleen Norris in almost the same words as last year’s September 16 post?   In September, lots of people in university … Continue reading

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Sept 16 morning stillness for a guest in the Jesuit house

Friday, September 16   “lovely as the roses are, I might rather Hide, huddled in a cave” Ordinarily, when people come to the Jesuit Residence for a few days of stillness and prayer, the house welcomes them with just that, stillness … Continue reading

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Sept 14 – Catherine McAuley & David Whyte

Wednesday, September 7 – “All this tripping about” Getting very busy around the university; lots of fast walking and flipping from thought to thought and task to task.  Except tomorrow morning, when the university’s sacred anointing of a new year takes the … Continue reading

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Sept 12 -“conviction must open me to taking action”

Monday September 12   Jim Wallis and Mary Oliver I am taking liberties: linking Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners Community in Washington DC, and Mary Oliver, a poet of many decades, without asking them.  Yesterday afternoon, I came from … Continue reading

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Sept 9 – a teacher’s contemplation of a student on a hard day

Friday, September 9  “Did I Miss Anything?” The end of week two of this teaching and learning year.  A deft poem giving its word’s to a teacher’s voice, and the teacher within the poem imagining the voices of students on … Continue reading

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