Why are you downcast, my soul;
why do you groan within me?
Weighing whether or not to continue reading Weil, The Need for Roots.
Waiting, waiting for official admission into temporary vows.
With our brother and presenter, Bro. Regis Armstrong of the Catholic University of America, present, we are about to begin a week of class sessions on the theology of Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, a seminal figure in the early history of the Franciscan movement. The way we see Francis of Assisi is largely under the influence of Bonaventure. And although it is the form and substance of the theology of Thomas Aquinas that has became normative in the classical and early modern tradition of Western Christianity (and magisterial in the institutional Roman Catholic Church), the work of Bonaventure continues to be a dominant strain among the men and women of the Franciscan family. And, after all, he is a doctor of the Church.
This afternoon, working on the grounds, watering, watering. Will the schola rehearse this evening? We shall see.
What a delightful breeze wafted through the refectory this morning. A breath of life.