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Of Casablanca, Cinema, and Coming of Age

29 Nov


“But now we have a new art, luminous, vivid, simple, stirring, persuasive, direct, universal, illimitable – the animated picture.”
~ Myles Connolly

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An Open Letter to Chelsea House Orchestra

26 Aug

“Where there is sadness, joy.”
~ Prayer of St. Francis

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Of ‘Zen,’ Gumption, and Conversion

9 May

“A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes.”
~ Robert Pirsig

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The Martyrs of Damascus (1860)

24 Feb


I am a Christian, and I will die a Christian.
~ Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz

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Custody of the Holy Land

6 May


“Alongside the history of salvation
there exists a geography of salvation.”
~ Pope Paul VI

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Saint Amato Ronconi

25 Oct


Jesus has opened to us his kingdom, but it is for us to enter into it, beginning with our life now – his kingdom begins now – by being close in concrete ways to our brothers and sisters who ask for bread, clothing, acceptance.
~ Pope Francis

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