Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

Last week we finished reading Living in the House of God, and began to read Lev Golinkin’s memoir:  A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka.  The vodka refers to eight crates of it that his family fled with … Continue reading

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Iris Murdoch and solitude

One of my favorite authors was recently referenced in a monastic text we are reading at table, Margaret Malone’s Living in the House of God.  In the section on solitude, Malone cites a passage from the literary critic John Bayley, … Continue reading

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Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

As is our custom during the Triduum, we put aside regular table reading, and read the four passion accounts from the Gospels in sequence.

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