Month: November 2017

Getting to Metanoia

Three things I read this morning played into each other to reinforce a message that, apparently, I need to hear. First there is Saint Augustine, in Magnificat’s meditation of the day: If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What are the lambs to do if the rams stumble? However, the mercy of the Lord has not denied them…

Little Observations

The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers by Henri Cartier-Bresson is an interesting, elegant, little book. It’s not long. Its pages number 107, and they are sparsely populated with text and a few images. In this little volume, the famous photographer (who was also an artist and filmmaker), shares some of his thoughts on photography, art, and the people…

Sending Me a Message

It seems that everywhere I turn, I’m finding messages about humility. In today’s Magnificat meditation by Father Gerald Vann, O.P.: Jacques Maritain has some wise words on the parables of the man counting his resources before building a tower and the king counting his army before meeting his enemy in the field: “Which means to say,” he writes, “before setting…