Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Late Election Special

Lectio Divina

... he emptied himself ... he humbled himself....

Philippians 2:7, 8


Finished the Miller biography of Dorothy Day, at last! Also finished Crosby, Celibacy. Acquired several books recently, purchasing a couple at the Catholic Charities thrift store in Santa Maria, and receiving three more from a dear old friend from North Babylon, N.Y. Plus, one of the volumes in our novice library has caught my eye. Hoping to get a start on them presently. Watch this space.


Stayed up late last night to watch the election results. Now, looking to pray rightly about the outcome. It seems to me that the people of the United States have decided that, although they long for things to be different, they have opted, collectively though not intentionally, not to change their leadership. Depending on how you look at it, this is both the greatness and the great flaw of our democracy and the means by which we select our leaders.

From Monday to this evening, having conferences and conversations about celibacy in religious community with Fr. Gerard McGlone, executive director of the Saint John Vianney Center. We're about to begin our final conference. I hope to collect my thoughts and blog more tomorrow or in the days to come about what we have been learning.


Cool, not chilly, but wishing it were warmer.


  1. Would you recommend the Crosby book?

  2. Yes! The final chapter, on celibacy and communities of trust, was of great value to me.