Sunday, July 28, 2013

Novelist Bohjalian appreciates Moore's writings

Elaine Lies writes "Book Talk: Chris Bohjalian on history, anxiety and writing", an interview in which novelist Bohjalian states:
"One of my favourite literary therapists is Thomas Moore, who wrote Care of the Soul. One of the things he talks about is that sometimes, the soul needs gray — and you simply have to allow the soul its access to gray. You can't force a haloed cheerfulness on certain subjects and on certain days. And maybe that's one of the things I do in my work, is that I allow the soul to access its gray."
Bohjalian is the author of 15 novels including The Sandcastle Girls and The Light in the Ruins.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Read the closing liturgy poem for Summer Institute

In his Day 34 note to Pope Francis, "The God that I Know" Kevin Aschenbrenner blogs on 21 July 2013, "I’m reading this poem today at the closing liturgy of the 2013 Sophia Summer Institute. It has been a great few days hanging out with the likes of Barbara Holmes, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, David Abram, Paula D’Arcy and Thomas Moore. I’m truly inspired and spirit-filled." He includes his closing poem in his post.

Aschenbrenner is a graduate of the Sophia Center Master of Arts program in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. He attended his first Summer Institute two years ago.